Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga: Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer And More

Return to the barren Australian wasteland in George Miller's 2024 epic 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'. Here's everything we know...

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga: Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer And More

Australia’s favourite post-apocalyptic wasteland returns to cinemas in 2024 in the latest instalment of the Mad Max saga, although don’t expect to see a mute Tom Hardy gracing our screens in George Miller’s upcoming prequel release.

Years before the celebrated remake of Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron, Furiosa returns viewers to a desolate Australian scene, following the story of Theron’s character Furiosa, decades before the events of George Miller’s 2015 release.

Anya Taylor-Joy will take on the titular role of Furiosa, navigating a barren wasteland, 45 years after a global cataclysmic event led to modern society’s collapse. What small number of the population that has remained, exists in pockets within the largely-arid landscape of Australia, looting and fighting over precious little resources to survive.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Plot

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is the origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa; it’s a prequel to the 2015 reboot Fury Road set years in the past when Furiosa (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a younger woman.

Furiosa lives in the Green Place of Many Mothers, a rare fertile area of the barren wasteland, capable of growing crops to sustain its female-only population before she’s snatched by a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth).

It’s here that the unlikely pair travel across the desolate landscape before encountering the Citadel and come into conflict with the stronghold’s warlord, Immortan Joe (who you’ll remember as the primary antagonist in Fury Road).

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Cast

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Anya Taylor-Joy & Chris Hemsworth

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Furiosa, a renegade warrior who is forced to survive after being snatched by the warlord Dementus. Anya Taylor-Joy is a movie star on the rise, following acclaimed performances in The Menu, The Northmen and The Queen’s Gambit. This is Taylor-Joy’s first leading role in an action movie.

Legendary Thor actor Chris Hemsworth returns to Australian cinema as the bike horde warlord, Dementus.

Australian model and actress Charlee Fraser joins the cast of Furiosa although her role has not yet been confirmed; English actor Tom Burke is also among the notable stars.

Is Tom Hardy returning to Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga?

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Tom Hardy joined the Mad Max series in the 2015 reboot Fury Road, reprising the role of Mad Max left vacant by Mel Gibson after the original film premiered.

George Miller’s epic prequel film Furiosa is set decades before the events of Fury Road and as such, Tomy Hardy will not be returning as Mad Max.

Watch the Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga trailer below

Is Mad Max set in Australia?

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The original 1979 film Mad Max starring Mel Gibson was written and directed by Australian filmmaker George Miller and is set in a post-apocalyptic Australia years after a cataclysmic event that has led to the collapse of modern society.

The 2015 remake Fury Road and this year’s release Furiosa is a return to the desolate wasteland imagined by George Miller more than 40 years ago.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Release Date Australia

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is set to premiere in theatres in Australia on 24 May 2024.