‘Furiosa’ New Trailer: Anya Taylor-Joy Shaves Her Head and Loses an Arm in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Prequel

Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for George Miller’s “Furiosa”, the post-apocalyptic prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film stars Anya-Taylor Joy as wasteland warrior princess Imperator Furiosa, a role originally plated by Charlize Theron in the 2015 series reboot.

The film follows a young Furiosa as she is ripped from her refuge in the Green Place of Many Mothers and, for the first time, forced to face the insanity of the desolate world beyond. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke star alongside Taylor-Joy.

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The new trailer shows Taylor-Joy going full Furiosa by cutting her hair and wearing her robotic arm prosthetic. It begins with a flashback to an even younger Furiosa getting kidnapped by a gang of marauders on motorbikes. As a young adult, she then goes on a revenge rampage against Hemsworth’s unnamed ringleader. Just like “Fury Road,” there is plenty of car carnage and wasteland weirdos teased in the trailer.

“Furiosa” is the fifth entry in the “Mad Max” franchise. Miller serves as director and co-wrote the script with Nico Lathouris. “Fury Road”, the latest “Mad Max” entry staring Tom Hardy, Theron and Nicholas Hoult, received both commercial and critical acclaim. It would go on to clock in $380 million at the box office and 10 nominations at the Academy Awards, including best director, picture, cinematography and visual effects. The film would go on to win for editing, sound, production design, makeup and hairstyling and costume design.

Several crew members from “Fury Road” – such as editor Margaret Sixel, costume designer Jenny Beavan and composer Junkie XL – will be retuning for “Furiosa.” Simon Duggan will be stepping in as director of photography after “Fury Road” cinematographer John Seale retired. Seale’s final project was a collaboration with Miller on his film “Three Thousand Years of Longing.”

Furiosa will race into cinemas May 24, 2024. Warner Bros. confirmed that the film will also be screening in IMAX. Watch the trailer below.

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