During an in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote her upcoming comic book film The Old Guard, Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron gave her genuine reaction to George Miller looking to recast the Furiosa role for the upcoming prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road.
THERON: “It’s a tough one to swallow. Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making Fury Road with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best. Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly. Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner. We get so hung up on the smaller details that we forget the thing that we emotionally tap into has nothing to do with that minute thing that we’re focusing on.”
Just because that George Miller is making a prequel to Fury Road, it doesn’t mean that Charlize won’t be asked to reprise the role in the future for a direct sequel.
Theron also states that the Atomic Blonde sequel is still in only development stages, despite a previous report it was a done-deal that was later debunked.
THERON: “Yes, we’re in the development stages right now, and that’s the one thing that lockdown has been good for — being able to develop with writers over Zoom. So, we’re actively developing [an Atomic Blonde sequel] right now.”
Development could mean a lot of things, as we know that director/producer David Leitch is busy lately signing up to direct multiple studio productions for the foreseeable future including the Japanese-set action flick Bullet Train for Sony Pictures.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER