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For the character, see Imperator Furiosa.

Furiosa is an upcoming action film and the fifth installment in the Mad Max franchise. A direct spin-off of Mad Max: Fury Road, the film is a prequel focused on a younger version of the Imperator Furiosa character, who will be portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy. The film also stars Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.[1] It is set to be released on theaters on June 23, 2023.[2]

George Miller co-wrote the film alongside Nico Lathouris and is working on directing it, as well as producing it with his longtime producing partner, Doug Mitchell. The film was stated to be in "advanced development" at Warner Bros in October 2020.[1]


A prequel to Fury Road, Furiosa will center on a young Imperator Furiosa prior to her encounter with Max Rockatansky.[1]

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.[3]



Mad Max: Fury Road producer, Doug Mitchell stated: "We started with [ Fury Road ], but we then started to do a second story and a third..." "We’ve written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters."[4]

Production timeline

  • 2 July 2010 - reports that Mad Max franchise writer/director George Miller is already working on a sequel to Fury Road titled Mad Max:Furiosa, and that the two films are to be shot back to back for rapid release.
  • 25 November 2011 - The Australian Financial Review quotes Fury Road producer Doug Mitchell as stating that a script has been written for a Fury Road sequel. Additionally, Mitchell claims a third script is nearly finished, bringing the Tom Hardy-era sequels to a trilogy in their own right.[4]
  • 15 May 2015 - In a podcast interview with Jeff Goldsmith, George Miller said the next installment of the series would be titled Mad Max: The Wasteland and it's a separate story from Mad Max: Furiosa.[5]