Although there's decent odds we might be living in a 'Mad Max'-style future in three years, Warner Bros. has nevertheless lined up 'Furiosa' for a 2023 release date.
George Miller is going back to the desert for his first spin-off movie of the 'Mad Max' series, with Anya Taylor-Joy of 'The Queen's Gambit' taking over the role from Charlize Theron, playing a younger version of the character.
Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have also been confirmed for the role, but it's not yet clear what role either will take. In fact, we know very little about 'Furiosa' beyond the fact that it's a prequel spin-off, the first of its kind in 'Mad Max'.
Warner Bros. have set a theatrical release date of June 23rd, 2023, putting it well beyond their 2021 experiment to place all movies simultaneously on HBO Max within their first month of theatrical release. Already, some filmmakers are looking to sue Warner Bros. to ensure their movie is saved from the experiment, while others are looking to other studios who will preserve the theatrical experience for their work.
Apart from casting, however, it looks like it's the same crew from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' getting back together again. Guy Norris, the legendary stunt coordinator who's been with director George Kenedy since the 1981 classic, 'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior', is returning as is editor Margaret Sixel, and production designer Colin Gibson. The last two, as well, won Oscars for their work on 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.
All in all, it's looking 'Furiosa' will be every bit as crazy as 'Fury Road', which can only be a good thing.