Director George Miller returns to the Mad Max post-apocalyptic wastelands in Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, Furiosa. Starring Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth, he plays villain Dementus and with his filthy shaggy beard, prosthetic teeth and nose he’s almost unrecognizable.
Anya Taylor-Joy plays the young Imperator Furiosa, previously played by Charlize Theron in the 2015 film, the cast also includes Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson and Quaden Bayles.
Anya Taylor-Joy In Furiosa
The now updated full title of the film Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga was unveiled at CCXP, Brazil’s biggest Comic-Con event. At the event Chris Hemsworth joined the director on stage to describe his character, saying.
“He’s a complicated individual. He’s a very violent, insane, brutal person that is born from the Wasteland, which is the world the ‘Mad Max’ saga takes place in. He’s a product of his environment,” Hemsworth says of his character, Dementus. “He has been birthed into a space where it’s kill or be killed. He’s learned to rule with an iron fist. There’s a charisma to him and it’s a very manipulative charisma.”
Chris Hemsworth in Furiosa
The official synopsis for the film, reads. “As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and into the hands of a Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. While two Tyrants war for dominance over the Citadel, Furiosa survives many trials as she plots a way back home through the Wasteland.”
Furiosa was actually conceived before Fury Road was made, Miller and Lathouris wrote a script that predated Fury Road. But the project was held up for years due to legal battles between Miller and the studio over Fury Road profits.
Furiosa will be in theaters May 24, 2024.