Filming Begins on ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Prequel ‘Furiosa’ with Anya Taylor-Joy & Chris Hemsworth


Cameras have officially started rolling on Furiosa, the Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth-starring Mad Max: Fury Road prequel from director George Miller.

Hemsworth took to social media to announce the film’s principal photography start, sharing an image of a film slate on the Australian set, along with the caption, “A new journey in the Mad Max saga beings.”

Miller’s name can be seen as director, with cinematographer Simon Duggan’s name credited under “camera”. This marks the first Miller film as cinematographer for Duggan, whose credits include I, Robot, Die Hard 4.0, The Great Gatsby, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Hacksaw Ridge.

Taylor-Joy is playing the titular Furiosa, who we met embodied by Charlize Theron in Fury Road. The film goes back to explore the character’s origins, way before she found herself working as a captain under the villainous Immortan Joe and reluctantly teaming up with one Max Rockatansky.

Details on Hemsworth’s character are still being kept under wraps – as are overall plot points for the highly anticipated film. It is, however, known that the film will be covering a much larger timespan than the few days of craziness covered in Fury Road. “Probably the biggest difference [between Furiosa and Fury Road] is the timespan,” Miller said in a recent interview with Deadline. “Fury Road happened over three days and two nights and this one happens over 15 years. So, it’s a saga.”

Miller is bringing back a good number of Fury Road‘s behind-the-scenes creatives, including screenwriter Nico Lathouris, film editor Margaret Sixel, costume designer Jenny Beavan, and composer Junkie XL.

Furiosa, the biggest movie ever made in NSW, is currently scheduled to hit cinemas in May of 2024. We await with bated breath.

But before we get to Miller’s next chapter in the Mad Max universe, we’ll see what he has in store with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton genie movie Three Thousand Years of Longing, opening in the U.S. on August 31st and Australia on September 1st.

Charlize Theron and George Miller on the set of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ | Warner Bros.