When we think about the post-apocalyptic, one fandom resonates with most people: Mad Max. It has been part of our culture for many years, so it’s no wonder that the new prequel, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, is making waves in the community. So much so that a new fan-made trailer was created by Screen Culture on YouTube, the masterminds behind the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (2024) Teaser Trailer. Let’s take a look at their trailer.
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga – New Fan-Made Trailer
Screen Culture describes itself as a name that serves as the hub for captivating and lavish ‘Concept/Fan-Made’ trailers spanning diverse cinematic universes such as Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and beyond. One of their latest works is a trailer made for the upcoming prequel to Mad Max: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. in the description of their video, they write: “Anya Taylor-Joy takes center stage in a new Furiosa poster, which reveals more of her transformation into Charlize Theron’s version of the Mad Max: Fury Road character. After Theron first brought Furiosa to life in George Miller’s 2015 Mad Max movie, the character is now set to get her very own origin story. The upcoming prequel, which is again directed by Miller, sees Taylor-Joy taking on the lead role, with a story that sees the hero facing off against Dementus (Chris Hemsworth), the film’s villain, as she attempts to return home.”
Here is the trailer.
The trailer sees some new scenes from previous movies mixed in with this new one. They continued with, “Although Mad Max: Fury Road features Tom Hardy’s Max as the central character, it’s really Furiosa’s story, in many ways. Furiosa is the one who gets the more moving character arc, and Theron’s performance gives the heroine depth. Although Hardy’s Max is a more-than-worthy follow-up to Mel Gibson’s take on the character, it’s Furiosa that really emerged as the highlight of that film. Taylor-Joy, then, has big shoes to fill. So far, Furiosa is shaping up to be a worthy return to the world of Mad Max. The story will seemingly cover a sizable portion of Furiosa’s life, giving Taylor-Joy more room to explore the character. The actor has already proven herself a reliably-talented star, with her performances in The Menu, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Northman showing off her range and charisma.”
What is Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” is a forthcoming post-apocalyptic action-adventure film co-produced and directed by George Miller, who collaborated on the screenplay with Nico Lathouris. This film functions both as a spin-off and a prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), marking the fifth installment in the Mad Max franchise. Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the title character, Imperator Furiosa, and the cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Alyla Browne, and Tom Burke in supporting roles.
Amidst the world’s collapse, a youthful Furiosa is forcibly taken from the Green Place of Many Mothers and thrust into the grasp of a Biker Horde commanded by the Warlord Dementus. In the midst of a power struggle between two Tyrants vying for control of the Citadel, Furiosa endures numerous trials as she strategizes a journey back to her homeland across the unforgiving Wasteland.
According to Wikipedia, the movie received a filming incentive of AU$175 million and incurred a total expenditure of US$233 million (AU$343.2 million) in Australia, setting a new record as the highest-ever spending for a film production in the country.
Furiosa is slated for theatrical release in Australia on May 23, 2024, and in the United States on May 24, 2024, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. The initial release date was originally set for June 23, 2023.