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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. It is set to be released on theaters on June 23, 2023.
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.
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."
- 2 July 2010 - TwitchFilm.com 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.
- 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.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (13 October 2020). "'Mad Max' Spinoff 'Furiosa' In The Works At Warners With George Miller Directing & Anya Taylor-Joy In Title Role; Chris Hemsworth & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Along For Ride". Deadline Hollywood.
- Sneider, Jeff (23 December 2020). "'Furiosa' Movie Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth Lands Release Date". Collider.
- Turner, Brook (25 November 2011). "George Miller's new script". The Australian Financial Review. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. (Via Wikipedia)