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

Imperator Furiosa is set to return to tame the Wasteland in her very own prequel movie, here is what we know about the Furiosa release date.

Furios release date: Furiosa (Charlize Theron)

When is the Furiosa release date? When George Miller brought Mad Max back to the big screen in 2015, audiences were left flabbergasted. The action movie was, in a word, bonkers, full of weird and wonderful characters, imaginative set pieces, and mayhem beyond imagining.

One character in the action movie who really caught the audience’s attention was Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). Furiosa was a war captain working for the brutal warlord Immortan Joe, who captured Mad Max and used him as a living blood bag for his War Boys. In secret, however, Furiosa loathes Joe and works to undermine him, eventually turning against him to free his Five Wives, helping them escape to the Green Place.

Fans loved Furiosa, and it wasn’t long until people began to ask if she’d get her own science fiction movie. Well, never say Miller doesn’t do anything for you because he’s been working on a prequel story featuring the War Captain for a few years now. Here’s everything you need to know about the Furiosa release date.

What’s the Furiosa release date?

Furiosa will release on Friday, May 24, 2024. The new movie was first announced in March 2020, with shooting eventually beginning in June 2022 and wrapping in October.

The thriller movie received a $175 million filming incentive to get the film to shoot in Australia, the most-ever granted to a film being made in the Land Down Under.

Furios release date: Furiosa (Charlize Theron)

Is Charlize Theron in Furiosa?

Currently, Charlize Theron isn’t on the Furiosa cast list. Ana-Taylor Joy is set to play the titular Imperator Furiosa.

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 (and he’s believed to be the film’s villain, a young Immortan Joe), as will Tom Burke, who you may recognize from the indie drama movie The Souvenir.

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
  • Tom Burke
  • 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?

Sorry, but there is no trailer for Furiosa just yet. And there probably won’t be any teasers until 2024. Trailers tend to drop near release dates, a couple of months prior to the flick hitting the big screen.

With that in mind, we are guessing that the first Furiosa trailer will drop sometime in March 2024. That is just speculation on our part, though, so keep your eyes on this guide as we give you updates. In the meantime, here is the trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road.

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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 though.

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 The Marvels release date for more hard-hitting action. We also have a guide breaking down the best 2023 movies heading our way.