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Fury Road Prequel Spinoff Delayed

Warner Bros.’ Mad Max: Fury Road prequel spinoff feature Furiosa has been delayed, moving to an opening date of May 24, 2024, shifting back nearly a year from its previous June 23, 2023 release date.

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Furiosa is being described as a standalone story that will dive into the origins of the character previously portrayed by Charlize Theron (The Old Guard) before crossing paths with the eponymous antihero of the mothership franchise. The film will be led by Golden Globe winner Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Endgame), and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman).

The Mad Max prequel will again be co-written and directed by George Miller, who is co-producing the film along with Oscar-nominated producer Doug Mitchell. Miller’s Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner is also attached to produce. Nick Lathouris co-wrote the script.

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As previously reported, Australian state premier Gladys Berejiklian said the project will become the “biggest film ever to be made in Australia,” with the prequel to receive financial incentives from federal and state government in order to secure its production in the country. Berejiklian added that the production will support “more than 850 local jobs” and will bring in “$350 million to the economy.”