Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga: release date, plot, cast, trailer and more

Oh, what a day! Nearly a decade after George Miller shocked the film-loving world with its release Mad Max: Fury Roaddirectors back together Furiosa: Mad Max Saga. The film is a prequel to Path of Ragewill focus on a younger Furiosa in the days before she tried to escape from Immortan Joe.

This will be the fifth film in the Mad Max franchise, which spans more than 40 years, starting in 1979. To date, every film in the franchise has focused on Max Rockatansky and his adventures through the dystopian wasteland. Here’s everything we know about this prequel spinoff, which will be the first entry in the franchise not based on Max.

When is the Furiosa release date?

A woman lurks in the shadows on Furiosa.
Warner Bros.

anger will open in Australian cinemas on May 23, 2024, and the film will open in US cinemas the following day. However, like Path of Rage in 2015, anger will be screened on May 15, 2024 at the Cannes Film Festival. The film may not be out yet, but audiences are getting early test screenings in Burbank reported doesn’t get high praise for that.

anger will be one of two major releases that will debut over Memorial Day weekend, along with other releases Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Path of Rage was released on the same weekend in 2015 and went on to have a moderate success in cinemas. Audiences can only wait and see how Furiosa’s theatrical run compares to its predecessor.

What is the plot of Furiosa?

A bearded man looks forward at Furiosa.
Warner Bros.

While many of the film’s plot details are being kept under wraps, we have a rough outline of what the film will cover, thanks to the official synopsis:

“As the world fell, young Furiosa was snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and fell into the hands of the great Biker Horde led by Warlord Dementus. Sweeping the Wasteland, they find a Citadel led by The Immortan Joe. As the two tyrants battle for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she devises a way to find her way home.”

Of course we already know that Path of Rage tells of Furiosa’s efforts to return to Green Place and the only real home she has ever known. The film seems to depict how he was snatched from that beautiful paradise and his initial plans to return there.

Who plays Furiosa?

Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Because this film is a prequel Path of Rage, almost the entire cast will consist of newbies to the Mad Max saga. Anya Taylor-Joy will take over the role of Furiosa from Charlize Theron. He has established himself as one of the stars of his generation thanks to his role in the film Queen’s Step, Witch, and many other movies and TV shows. He will be joined by Chris Hemsworth, who will play the film’s villain, Warlord Dementus. Dementus will be a bit of a change for Hemsworth, who is best known to audiences worldwide for playing Thor in the Marvel universe for the past ten years.

Hemsworth and Taylor-Joy will be joined by Tom Burke and Alyla Browne. Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson, who played Rictus Erectus and Organic Mechanic respectively, in Path of Ragereturn to that role for anger.

Is there a trailer for Furiosa?

First trailer for anger was released on November 30, 2023, with the title: “5 years after the collapse, young Furiosa is taken from her family. He will dedicate the rest of his life to finding his way home. This is his odyssey.”

The trailer features jaw-dropping images of the Wasteland — and lots of tricked-out cars — that should be familiar to anyone who’s loved it. Path of Rage. It remains to be seen how similar it is Furiosa’s the plot is Fury Road. However, the trailer certainly leads into the action, giving fans of the franchise the impression that this prequel will have a lot in common with the original film.


The second trailer was released on March 19, 2024. This trailer shows off more of what we’ve come to expect in a George Miller action film: outrageous characters, explosions galore, and a truly unique and thrilling visual style.

Will Furiosa play in theaters?

A man screams in the desert in Furiosa.
Warner Bros.

Furiosa’s the premiere will be shown exclusively in theaters and will likely be shown on streaming services several months after its premiere. However, Fury Road Its reputation as one of the greatest action films ever made has only grown since its debut anger may spend a few months in theaters before hitting streaming. Although it’s impossible to say for sure where the film will stream. But since this is a Warner Bros. release, it will likely land on Max first.

Stills from the film show a wild ride

Empire magazine cover features Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth.
Empire Magazine

Thanks to the cover story from Empire Magazine, we get our first glimpse at Anya Taylor-Joy’s version of Furiosa, which is closer to the version we’re all familiar with. On the cover, he stands in front of a monster truck driven by Chris Hemsworth’s Dementus. While the full cover story hasn’t debuted online yet, we also have a few other stills, including one that shows Dementus is surrounded by his followers and the other is from Furiosa in a place that looked like a workshop in a movie when he was still holding both hands.

Whole, Furiosa’s the aesthetic seems to be roughly in line with that Path of Ragethat makes sense. anger is an explicit prequel to that first installment, and all that remains unclear is how much time is supposed to pass between the two films.

Chris Hemsworth doesn’t think Dementus is very good

Dementus in 'Furiosa' is surrounded by followers.
Empire Magazine

Elsewhere in it Kingdom story, we get a glimpse of Chris Hemsworth’s take on the evil Dementus, his character in it anger. “He was a terrible individual,” Hemsworth explained.

Despite his cruelty, Hemsworth says there is a certain logic to his character’s actions. “Throughout the entire film we kept thinking, ‘This is evil, but what’s the meaning behind it?’ This is not just sadistic madness. There is a real goal, the wheels are turning, he plans and plans and is ten steps ahead of everyone else,” he explained.

Hemsworth even stated that Dementus saw himself as a father figure to Furiosa. “I think that’s how he sees himself,” it was Thor the actor explained. “I think there is a fatherly quality and nature to the relationship in his eyes. (Furiosa), I am sure, would argue her death with the opposite.”

Hemsworth has promised some wild action

Anya Taylor-Joy in 'Furiosa.'
Empire Magazine

In addition to discussing his character’s motivations, Hemsworth also detailed the incredible motorcycle that Dementus rides throughout most of the film.

“The train bike was the wildest machine I’ve ever ridden, and I loved every second of it,” he explains.

He also said that the new series will have a lot of action. “I mean, I was once hung from a crane and loaded onto a monster truck, and then on top of the monster truck, someone let go of my safety harness, and the truck spun around until it caught fire,” he said. “How this world came to be from one of the kindest individuals, I will never know…”

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