FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA - Anya Taylor-Joy's Wasteland Warrior Is Out For Vengeance In High-Octane New Trailer

FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA - Anya Taylor-Joy's Wasteland Warrior Is Out For Vengeance In High-Octane New Trailer FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA - Anya Taylor-Joy's Wasteland Warrior Is Out For Vengeance In High-Octane New Trailer

Start your engines! Warner Bros. has released a full trailer for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, and it finds Anya Taylor-Joy's younger take on Furiosa out for vengeance...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 19, 2024 07:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Mad Max

Oh, what a day... what a lovely day!

The first teaser for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, now officially titled Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, debuted last November during Warner Bros.' CCXP panel, and the studio has finally released an action-packed full trailer (via SFFGazette.com).

The footage finds a young Furiosa (Anya Taylor-Joy) being taken from her home in the Green Place of Many Mothers and getting swept up in a feud between ruthless warlords Dementus (Chris Hemsworth) and Fury Road's main villain, Immortan Joe (this time played by Lachy Hulme).

"This is an odyssey without question of someone who's taken from her home and spends the rest of her life trying to get home," Miller tells EW. "I don't want to give away too much, but the one thing is Furiosa, in order to survive as a child in a world that's in extremis, she has to have a lot of innate resources."

"What's remarkable is we see some people endure [those extremes] and still emerge with a degree of human magnificence," the filmmaker continues. "Others are crushed by it and lost on the way. So you can see from the behavior of the mother the sort of things that the daughter inherits in the story. I think we are a product of our parents and those that came before to some extent. And we take all that material as human beings and negotiate the world. I think that's all of our stories, one way or another. And that's the same in this story."

As you'd expect, the trailer highlights some incredible-looking actions sequences, and we also get to see Furiosa shave her head, slap on the oil eye-mask, and fully lean into the wasteland warrior style of Charlize Theron's take on the character from Fury Road.

We also get a tease of what looks like an alliance between Furiosa and Immortan Joe, which makes sense given where we found the characters at the beginning of the previous movie.

"They're all antagonists against each other," Miller says of this dynamic. "Furiosa as an individual, just as happens so much throughout history, I think, is caught up in a conflict between two competing tyrants, let's say. But I think I can say that Dementus is the main antagonist... at least in this story."

Check out the trailer at the link below, and let us know what you think.

"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," reads the movie's synopsis. "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."

Miller penned the script with Fury Road co-writer Nico Lathouris. The director's behind-the-scenes creative team includes first assistant director PJ Voeten and second unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris, director of photography Simon Duggan (Hacksaw Ridge, The Great Gatsby), composer Tom Holkenborg, sound designer Robert Mackenzie, editor Eliot Knapman, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson and colorist Eric Whipp.

The team also includes other longtime collaborators: production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom won an Oscar for their work on Mad Max: Fury Road.

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TheVisionary25 - 3/19/2024, 7:03 PM
Damn , that looks good!!.

Also is it just me or does Anya sound a lot like Charlize?.

Anyway , that music…

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IAmAHoot - 3/19/2024, 9:30 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Really impressed how much she sounds like Theron! Shockingly uncanny voiceover.
ridah - 3/20/2024, 2:16 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Loved how they used CGI to change Anya Taylor-Joy's eye color to be consistent with Charlize Theron's. So many movies overlook this or use garish color contact lens, which distract.
HashTagSwagg - 3/19/2024, 7:10 PM
It looks very dodgy in certain shots, last one did a good job with keeping so much of it practical, something about this one feels cheaper.
GhostDog - 3/19/2024, 7:27 PM
@HashTagSwagg - agreed. There’s visible cheapness here and there
JobinJ - 3/19/2024, 7:54 PM
@HashTagSwagg - that’s how the mad max movies are. Dodgy camera shots. Go watch the original Mad Max. You’ll see. That’s the asthetic. That’s the point.
JobinJ - 3/19/2024, 7:55 PM
@GhostDog - that’s how the mad max movies are. Dodgy camera shots. Go watch the original Mad Max. You’ll see. That’s the asthetic. That’s the point.
JonC - 3/19/2024, 8:04 PM
@JobinJ - I believe he is referring to poor CGI, or that any CGI is included... that's not what the franchise is based on and it cheapens it to include it
JobinJ - 3/19/2024, 8:16 PM
@JonC - OK OK. Yeah definitely some bad CGI in this trailer. Hopefully they fix it.
GhostDog - 3/19/2024, 8:24 PM
@JobinJ - I know that. Sorry, I meant the CGI
JohnPain - 3/20/2024, 3:28 AM
@JobinJ -

The original Mad Max was a low-budget film over 40 years ago.

Itwasme - 3/20/2024, 10:38 AM
@JonC - to be fair I don't think people appreciate how much CGI was in Fury Road. This is from just one of the VFX houses that worked on it.

bkmeijer1 - 3/20/2024, 5:58 PM
@Itwasme - exactly. Lot of movies and tv shows CGI really well, including Fury Road. Good CGI isn't noticeable.

Kinda ironic how it's a job well done by the CGI department when their work isn't noticed though. That deserves praise.
Baf - 3/19/2024, 7:15 PM
I have yet to see a Mad Max movie that I didn't like.
1) Road Warrior
2) Fury Road
3) Thunderdome
4) Mad Max
??? Furiosa
mountainman - 3/19/2024, 7:15 PM
This looks cool and all, but it just doesn’t feel like it’s doing anything different than Fury Road. Hopefully the trailers just aren’t showing much and this impresses.
bkmeijer1 - 3/19/2024, 7:20 PM
@mountainman - I kinda agree. Major difference is that this does seem to have a protagonist with a story I can get invested in
bkmeijer1 - 3/19/2024, 7:18 PM
Really like what I'm seeing. Effects look good (especially the practical effects), music sounds epic, and it has an intriguing premise. Sure looks like a blast.

And with this, I feel the lead up to summer is complete. Dune 2, GxK, Planet of the Apes and this are all movies I'll enjoy for sure.

bcom - 3/19/2024, 7:37 PM
@bkmeijer1 - It's a movie that looks like it absolutely belongs in the Mad Max universe and my gut reaction is that it will have that same feel as Fury Road had. Chris Hemsworth looks like he's having a hell of a lot of fun too. He could well be the movie's scene stealer.
bkmeijer1 - 3/20/2024, 4:12 AM
@bcom - exactly. I missed out of Fury Road in cinemas, but I'm not passing up this opportunity to witness that same vibe on the big screen
bcom - 3/20/2024, 4:59 PM
@bkmeijer1 - The Mad Max world is one of my favourite movie universes and one of the things I like about it is that they all share the same esthetic. Even though there's a big time gap in terms of production between Fury Road and Beyond Thunderdome, Fury Road instantly felt like a Mad Max movie to me.
bkmeijer1 - 3/20/2024, 5:21 PM
@bcom - the mixture of punk (I don't know what else to call it) and the apocalypse is such a simple, but such a good combo that George Miller manages to nail every time. Definitely a cool universe. Never gotten around to the game though
bcom - 3/20/2024, 5:30 PM
@bkmeijer1 - I just love the creativeness of the world Miller has created. The characters are all highly unique with individual character traits that make them instantly iconic. The game is also surprisingly good! I liken it to a post apocalyptic take on Red Dead Redemption with a dash of the Arkham series combat thrown in for good measure. I still revisit it from time to time.
bkmeijer1 - 3/20/2024, 5:49 PM
@bcom - @bcom - it's definitely a unique world.

And that game sounds fun too. What I say from it also kinda reminded me of Days Gone (great game too). I'll give it a try when I get the chance.
TheNewYorker - 3/19/2024, 7:22 PM
Something about her I can’t get behind. I think it’s her face
Nomis929 - 3/19/2024, 7:24 PM

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GhostDog - 3/19/2024, 7:33 PM
It looks a little shaky in some areas. Little cheap sadly. Hope it delivers.
bcom - 3/19/2024, 7:34 PM
I actually got chills watching this trailer! I love the Mad Max universe and Miller always delivers one hell of a ride with his movies. Hemsworth looks to be absolutely chewing the scenery in this trailer and having a hell of a lot of fun doing it.
TheVisionary25 - 3/19/2024, 7:37 PM
@bcom - dude always rocks it as the villain…

If you haven’t , check out Bad Times At The El Royale (he’s the best part of Spiderhead too).
bcom - 3/19/2024, 10:07 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I've always wanted to watch 'Bad Times at the El Royale' but have just never gotten around to it.
Scarilian - 3/19/2024, 7:34 PM
Some of the main appeals of the Mad Max franchise is the practicality, visuals and the action. I don't feel these trailers depict the film as handling any of these aspects well.

I found Fury Road to be underwhelming in regards to the character development, it had some good action but I did not connect to any character so would not really be interested in seeing them do a spin-off focusing around one of them.

Back in 2015, George Miller commented that Furiosa effectively was not going to be focused on again. The whole point was that we were seeing a random snippet of the world and that we'd move on with Max, perhaps having a very brief interaction with her in the future when she'd have been massively altered by the attention/power she got in that film - sounding like she'd have become as corrupt as Immortan Joe, demonstrating how the wastelands can turn you cruel.

Instead we're getting a female empowerment story focused around her nearing a decade later that's doing almost the exact opposite... :L
JobinJ - 3/19/2024, 7:53 PM
@Scarilian - TLDR
Scarilian - 3/20/2024, 6:07 AM
@JobinJ -
That speaks more to you than it does to my comment. Especially when the articles on this site are longer than this comment. I guess you don't read them either?
bkmeijer1 - 3/20/2024, 5:53 PM
@Scarilian - think Miller is also working on Mad Max: The Wasteland, so we'll get back around to Max soon enough.

I do agree Fury Road had very little character development. This movie seems to have a lot though. Think I'll be able to connect to the characters this time, even if it isn't Max.
AnthonyVonGeek - 3/19/2024, 7:39 PM
Looks fun. Hopefully there’s a quick blink and you’ll miss Tom Hardy cameo in it.
MarkCassidy - 3/19/2024, 7:40 PM
A pat on the back to whoever knows the song?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/19/2024, 7:58 PM
@MarkCassidy - The Man Who Sold The World by Bowie and/or Nirvana
HashTagSwagg - 3/19/2024, 8:29 PM
@MarkCassidy - For 0:47, it sounds like this
dracula - 3/19/2024, 7:51 PM
If we do get a Mad Max 5 (possible we wont considering how long it takes to make these and george miller’s age), cast Mel Gibson as a villain
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/19/2024, 7:58 PM
Loved the first trailer. Something about this one didn't quite do it for me.
AmazingFILMporg - 3/19/2024, 9:12 PM

Is it because it's woke?🤡
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