Mad Max director confirms Furiosa prequel spinoff, without Charlize Theron

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Having sorted out legal issues with Warner Bros. surrounding 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller announced back in December that “there’s certainly another Mad Max [movie] coming down the pike” and now the filmmaker has confirmed the recent rumours that he’s prepping a Fury Road spinoff centred on Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa – albeit with a new actress in the lead role.

Speaking to The New York Times, Miller confirmed that the Furiosa spinoff will serve as a prequel set around 20 years prior to Fury Road, and that he is looking to cast an actress in her 20s to succeed Theron in the role, stating that: “For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-aging on Charlize, but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet.”

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These comments appear to validate a report from March claim that the filmmaker was meeting and auditioning potential actresses via Skype, which is said to have included The Witch and The New Mutants star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Miller is currently working on his latest film Three Thousand Years of Longing starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, but it seems he’s eyeing Furiosa as his next project: “So, after we finish [Three Thousand Years of Longing], and hopefully everything settles down with the pandemic, we’ll see what the world allows us to do with Furiosa.”

Are you excited about the prospect of a Furiosa movie without Charlize Theron? Would you prefer to see Miller employing de-aging technology? Let us know in the comments, or on our social channels @FlickeringMyth…

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