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Furiosa release date, cast, plot, trailer, and more news

Imperator Furiosa is set to return to the Wasteland in her very own prequel movie, so here's everything we know about the new movie.

Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa

When is the Furiosa release date? When George Miller brought Mad Max back to the big screen in 2015, audiences were left flabbergasted.

But one character in the Mad Max franchise who really caught the audience’s attention was Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). During Fury Road (aka one of the best action movies ever made), Furiosa was a war captain working for the brutal warlord Immortan Joe. However, she loathes her boss and works to free his Five Wives. Basically, Furiosa is great, so here’s everything you need to know about her upcoming solo film.

What’s the Furiosa release date?

Furiosa will be released on Friday, May 24, 2024 across theaters worldwide.

The new movie was first announced in March 2020, with shooting eventually beginning in June 2022 and wrapping in October. So, it looks like there is nothing stopping the film from staying on schedule. In fact, the current release date is pretty much set in stone since the flick may be part of the Cannes 2024 Film Festival as well.

Cannes is scheduled to run from May 14 to May 25, 2024. So, we could see reviews come out a few days before the wide release to excite all of us sci-fi fans. Stay tuned for more updates!

Furios release date: Furiosa (Charlize Theron)

Is Charlize Theron in Furiosa?

Charlize Theron isn’t on the Furiosa cast list. Ana-Taylor Joy plays the titular Imperator Furiosa this time around.

The decision to replace Charlize Theron, who played the role in Mad Max: Fury Road, was criticized online. Miller, however, told IndieWire that as the film is a prequel, it made sense to use a young actor because he doesn’t like de-aging technology.

For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-aging on Charlize, but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet,” Miller said. “Despite the valiant attempts on ‘The Irishman,’ I think there’s still an uncanny valley. Everyone is on the verge of solving it, particularly Japanese video-game designers, but there’s still a pretty wide valley, I believe.”

For her part, Theron said that it was a “little heartbreaking” to hear the role had been recast, but ultimately, she backed Miller.

It’s a tough one to swallow,” Theron told THR. “Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making that film with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best.”

“Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her,” she continued. “She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly. Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner.”

Furios release date: Furiosa (Charlize Theron)

Who’s in the Furiosa cast?

Theron is out, and Anya Taylor-Joy is in as Furiosa when it comes to the Furiosa cast. Joining her on her adventure are two Fury Road alums. Nathan Jones will reprise the role of Rictus Erectus, Immortan Joe’s son, while Angus Sampson is back as The Organic Mechanic.

A few new faces will be making their way to the Wasteland. Marvel movie megastar Chris Hemsworth will appear as the film’s villain, a young Immortan Joe. And Tom Burke, who you may recognize from the indie drama movie The Souvenir, is set to play Dementus.

Here is the Furiosa cast list:

  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Imperator Furiosa
  • Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus
  • Angus Sampson as The Organic Mechanic
  • Daniel Webber as War Boy
  • Chris Hemsworth as Immortan Joe
  • Tom Burke as Dementus
  • Lachy Hulme
  • Quaden Bayles

Behind the camera, Miller will be directing, using a script he co-wrote with Nico Lathouris, who previously worked on Mad Max: Fury Road.

Furios release date: Furiosa (Charlize Theron)

What is Furiosa about?

Furiosa is a prequel to the events of Mad Max: Fury Road and is going to be an origin story for Furiosa.

Thanks to an official plot synopsis, we know that the upcoming film will see how a young Furiosa was abducted from the Green Place of Many Mothers by the Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. The flick will also see how the young warrior must survive the ongoing war between Dementus and Immortan Joe as she tries to get back home.

If you’ve seen Mad Max: Fury Road, you know that Furiosa won’t be returning to her homeland anytime soon. However, we are super curious to see how she lost her arm and escaped the sights of Immortan Joe. Exciting stuff!

Furiosa release date: Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa looking into the distance in the film Mad Max Fury Road

Is there a trailer for Furiosa?

Yes! The good news is that there is a full-length trailer for Furiosa, and it looks as epic as you’d expect. 

In the clip, we see some brutal car chases and on-screen text explaining Furiosa’s backstory. The teaser tells us that this film is Furiosa’s “odyssey” and that it takes place 45 years after the Collapse. There are also some fun scenes with Hemsworth going full-on evil as Immortan Joe (which we just love to see).

Honestly, this trailer is banging, so check it out for yourself down below!

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Where can I watch Furiosa?

You can watch Furiosa in cinemas once it releases in 2024. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to stream the film online until its theatrical run is over.

Furiosa is scheduled to be one of the biggest new movies of 2024, so we expect it to have the standard 45-day theatrical exclusive run that big blockbusters typically have. However, nothing has been confirmed yet, so we may still get a streaming service curveball thrown our way. Stay tuned for updates!

If you love the world of Mad Max (and why wouldn’t you? They’re some of the best movies ever made), check out our list of the best disaster movies, or dive into our guide to Avatar 3 for more hard-hitting action.

Or, if you love fast and wacky cars, check out our guides on how to watch all the Fast and Furious movies in order and everything you need to know about the Fast and Furious 11 release date.