Release of ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ delayed by a year


New York: “Furiosa,” George Miller’s prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” won’t hit screens until 2024. The hugely ambitious action film was originally scheduled to open on June 23, 2023. Instead, it will hit screens on Memorial Day of 2024, Warner Bros. said on Friday.

The Furiosa character was first introduced in 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” alongside Tom Hardy‘s rebooted Max Rockatansky character. The film debuted at Cannes in 2015, and grossed $375.2 million worldwide, but was only considered a mild financial success as the budget reportedly ballooned far past the studio-announced $185 million mark thanks to delays and in-fighting between the two leads Hardy and Theron (they’ve since kissed and made up, but reports from the set were rough). Hardy’s Rockatasnsky character, even a younger version, is not expected to appear in ‘Furiosa.’

“Furiosa’s” cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Taylor-Joy will take on the role of Imperator Furiosa, a part played memorably by Charlize Theron in “Fury Road.”


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