The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy has said she cannot wait to work with George Miller on Furiosa, a prequel to the 2015 hit Mad Max: Fury Road.

Speaking to her Emma co-star Josh O’Connor for Variety’s Actors on Actors, she said:

The thing that makes me most excited about ‘Furiosa‘ is, No. 1, George Miller. That brain is incredible. I feel so lucky and privileged to spend time with him, and to grow alongside him.

Taylor-Joy will play Furiosa in the new production, which will tell the story about what happened to her before she worked before Immortan Joe.  The role was played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road.

Taylor-Joy said she is looking forward to the physical aspects of the role:

I’m also really excited to do something physical. To physically become something that will weirdly give me a lot of peace. I’m quite excited to work hard.

She won’t say that when they cut her arm off!

Furiosa is starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, at the moment. George Miller is back directing and it will be written by him and Nick Lathouris, who both wrote Fury Road.

Miller and Lathouris are also working on a sequel to Fury Road, entitled Mad Max: The Wasteland, which will see Tom Hardy back as Max.

When Mad Max: Fury Road had trailers go online, I was one who rolled my eyes and thought it was another reboot/remake/sequel that just wasn’t needed. However, I was dragged along to the cinema to see it and I was blown away. It was a simple story, simple script, but the practical effects and the way it was done just made it awesome!

Is lightening going to strike twice with a prequel and sequel?

Furiosa is set to begin filming in Aug 2021 and has a release date of June 2023.

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