George Miller Teases Another ‘Mad Max’ Prequel

The highly anticipated film ‘Furiosa’, slotted for a 2024 release, will not be the last offering from the ‘Mad Max’ franchise, according to filmmaker George Miller. With a vision for the series that began in 1979 and starred Mel Gibson, Miller has hinted at another possible prequel, following the release of ‘Furiosa’. The focus of the new project, as stated by Miller, would shift back to the franchise’s protagonist, Mad Max.

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Prequel in the Works

Reports reveal that Miller is eager to expand the ‘Mad Max’ universe with another prequel set a year before the events of ‘Fury Road’. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director expressed his intent to explore the backstory of Max, detailing events that transpired before we meet the character in ‘Fury Road’.

The Journey of ‘Furiosa’

‘Furiosa’, the fifth film in the franchise, represents a significant shift in focus from the lead character, Mad Max, to Furiosa, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. The story is designed as a 15-year-long “odyssey” that provides detailed insights into Furiosa’s backstory, leading up to the events in ‘Fury Road’. Audience response to the upcoming release is expected to determine the future course of the franchise, including the potential ‘Mad Max’ prequel.

The Future of ‘Fury Road’

Given Miller’s plans to revisit the events leading up to ‘Fury Road’, speculations are high regarding whether Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Courtney Eaton from the 2015 cast will reprise their roles. The prospects of Charlize Theron resuming her role as Furiosa despite being recast in ‘Furiosa’ are also under discussion.

Wrapping Up

As fans eagerly await the release of ‘Furiosa’ on May 24, speculations remain rife about the future of the ‘Mad Max’ franchise. Despite over four decades of storytelling, Miller’s zeal for the series appears undiminished with potential plans for another prequel. For the latest updates on your favorite films, visit HitPlay.

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