Furiosa launch date introduced for Mad Max: Fury Highway prequel

I just hope we are still alive when this prequel of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ hits theaters!


Warner Bros. announced that its Mad Max: Anger Street Prequel Angry will catapult into cinemas on June 23, 2023. Let’s just hope we’re still alive by then!

George Miller returns to direct the action film that is being displayed Anya Taylor-Joy take on the badass role of Charlize Theron. A silver scar comes to her Chris Hemsworth as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIand you can expect another, even younger actress to be cast as 7-10 year old Furiosa.


Müller co-wrote the script Nico Lathourisand the prequel will explore Furiosa’s backstory before assisting Max Rockatansky in the desert. Miller will also produce the prequel alongside that Doug Mitchell through their Australia-based company Kennedy Miller Mitchell.


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The director’s world-class team will include the production designer Colin Gibson, Editor Margaret Sixel, Sound mixer I am Osmoand makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of which won an Oscar for their work on Fury Road while Guy Norris will serve as stunt coordinator.

It is unclear whether Max’s character will appear in Furiosa, but if he does, it is unlikely Tom Hardy would repeat his role of Fury Road because Max, like Furiosa, would be much younger in that film and maybe not even that “crazy”. As such, this prequel also functions as a spin-off, as this long-standing franchise has revolved around Max ever since Mel Gibson first played the character in 1979.

Furiosa currently has the weekend of June 23, 2023 to itself, although the film opens a week after an untitled Pixar movie and a week before an untitled animated film by Illumination Entertainment. The announcement underscores WB’s commitment to the post-2021 theater experience, with the studio simultaneously posting its list on HBO Max, to the dismay of many filmmakers and stars.

Mad Max: Fury Road grossed $ 375 million worldwide, and you can read our analysis of this action milestone on a recent episode of the Collider Movie Club Hector Navarro.


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