A prequel film to “Mad Max: Fury Road” is in the works, which will focus on Charlize Theron’s character Furiosa. Miller spoke about how the origin of Fury Road originated during production, as well as other canon decisions regarding the Mad Max universe, in a recent interview with The AV Club.
“When we wrote Mad Max, the task was to tell a story that was always on the run and to see how much the audience could pick up in passing,” Miller explained That was one of the mechanics behind Mad Max: Fury Road, that there would be allusions to her past, why they were doing it, but it was continuously on the move.
“There were very few moments of quiet We never explained how she lost her arm We seldom speak about the actual Green Place of Many Mothers because it is a secret society. We never explained the workings of the Citadel So before we shot Fury Road, we had the script basically finished, and we did it because we wanted to explain to everyone who Furiosa was—to Charlize when she took on the role, and to all of the actors and designers and other Citadel employees—and so forth. I initial thought to myself that the screenplay was really good. And then I kept thinking, ‘if Mad Max: Fury Road does well, people would want to hear this story.”
“So it came about, I’m not going to say accidentally, but it came out of a need to explain [Fury Road’s] world which, as I said, essentially happened over three days and two nights,” Miller continued “It’s really trying to explain how that world came to be. We also wrote, not a screenplay, but almost in novel form, Nico Lathouris and I, what happened to Max in that year before, and that’s something that we’ll look at further down the track later. But in telling each other the story of Furiosa, everything in Fury Road had to be explained. In my mind, I have a back story of the Doof Warrior, who plays the guitar. How could a blind man who all he can do is play a guitar, how does he get to survive in a wasteland where everybody is in extremis? How did he come to be there? So we wrote little stories for every character when we made Fury Road.”
“We also wrote a novella-style script, with Nic Lathouris and I, about what occurred to Max in that year leading up to it. But telling the tale of Furiosa necessitated that everything in Fury Road be explained. I had a backstory for the Doof Warrior, who plays the guitar and is my hero.”
“In a wasteland where everyone is struggling to survive, how does a blind man who only knows how to play the guitar make it? How did he end up there in the first place? We came up with little backstories for each character when we made Fury Road.”
In Mad Max: Furiosa, the world is ending and young Furiosa is taken from her home by a group of bikers lead by Warlord Dementus. They come across The Citadel which is ruled by The Immortan Joe. While the two rulers fight for power, Furiosa must go through many challenges to find her way back home. The film will star Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa, with Chris Hemsworth cast as Dementus.
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On May 24, 2024, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Furiosa” will be released in cinemas.
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