Today, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia at Fox Studios Australia it was officially announced that Mad Max: Fury Road prequel/spinoff, titled Furiosa, will be shot next year in New South Wales. It’s said to bring $350 million (Australian dollars) to the area which is going to be a huge boost the local economy.
Director George Miller and actor Chris Hemsworth were in attendance alongside New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian, who posted images on her Twitter account.
Warner Bros. has given the film a release date of June 23, 2023.
Furiosa will be a prequel focusing on Charlize Theron’s Furisoa from Mad Max: Fury Road, but will see The Queen’s Gambit actress Anya Taylor-Joy in that role instead. Miller citing de-aging technology not being up to snuff to his standards leading to hiring a new younger actress instead of using VFX to bring back Theron. Joining Anya in the post-apocalyptic film will be Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
They also add that George Miller has finally wrapped production on Three Thousand Years of Longing.
Hemsworth is currently shooting Marvel’s Thor: Love & Thunder (The Big Salad) with director Taika Waititi at Fox Studios Australia.