It was confirmed recently that Charlize Theron wouldn’t be reprising the Furiosa role in George Miller’s upcoming prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road as the writer/director wasn’t sold on the current de-aging CGI effects and their limitations. Leading to him now seeking a younger actress to play the role with Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, The New Mutants) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, The Last Duel) reportedly among the many ladies auditioning.
Theron’s co-star Zoe Kravitz has now commented about the sitution while being interviewed on the podcast Happy Sad Confused, giving Miller the benefit of the doubt.
KRAVITZ: “If I recall correctly, he always spoke about wanting to do a Furiosa prequel. I didn’t know he was going to recast her. If I learned anything from being in Fury Road, it’s shut up and trust George Miller. I’m just gonna shut my mouth and say go to work maestro because I don’t know what else I can say to that, man.”
I don’t think the door is nesscarily closed concerning Charlize returning to the Furiosa role down the road as Miller also wanted to make a direct sequel to Fury Road which would allow Theron to appear as the badass character once more.
When filming on Furiosa will begin is a little unclear as Miller was in the middle to starting up Three Thousand Years of Longing when his star Idris Elba contracted the coronavirus and the country-wide outbreak led to the industry to pause all productions in Australia including Marvel’s Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings.
George has suggested in previous interviews that he hopes to shoot the Fury Road prequel once Three Thousand Years of Longing is completed.There had been rumors of Furiosa beginning this fall or sometime in 2021, neither projected start seems realistic at this point given delays on Miller’s current film.
Zoe has had production woes too as she was recently cast as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ new Batman film. Matt had revealed a while back that they had only completed a quarter of filming before the pandemic paused production in the United Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Dominion is reportedly aiming to be the first major production to resume in the UK at Pinewood Studios UK sometime between early to mid-July. Despite false online rumors, The Batman isn’t cancelled nor is Robert Pattinson being fired. Instead, the DC Comics movie will resume filming shortly as soon as the studio feels it’s safe to do so.
SOURCE: HAPPY SAD CONFUSED