Meet the Trio of Stars Set to Appear in the Mad Max Prequel Furiosa
If you've been dying to know more about Mad Max: Fury Road's breakout heroine Furiosa, we have some excellent news! The prequel spinoff is officially happening, and per Deadline, the main roles have already been cast. Charlize Theron's tough rebel leader was by far the fan-favorite character of the 2015 action movie, so it's no wonder that the filmmakers have finally decided to give us more about her in her own movie. Emma's Anya Taylor-Joy has signed on to play the younger version of Furiosa that we'll see in the movie — keep reading to see which two Hollywood stars are already set to join her!
Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa
The breakout star of Emma is set to play a younger version of Charlize Theron's Furiosa. We don't know a ton about what the storyline will be, only that it will reveal some of the backstory of Furiosa, before she became the character we know and love. Taylor-Joy has had a pretty diverse resume in recent years: she's been in period pieces like The Miniaturist and The Queen's Gambit, the sci-fi thrillers Split and Glass, and is currently working on the revenge drama The Northman with Alexander Skarsgård .
Hemsworth's role in the upcoming prequel is still unknown, but he's obviously no stranger to action movies. After a small role in the 2009 Star Trek reboot, he of course became world famous for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; he's set to reprise that role for the upcoming Thor: Love & Thunder.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Fresh off his Emmy win for playing Doctor Manhattan on HBO's Watchmen, Abdul-Mateen is joining the Furiosa cast in a still-undisclosed role. His star has steadily been on the rise these past few years. After a minor role in The Greatest Showman, he appeared as the villainous Black Manta in Aquaman and in Jordan Peele's Us. His next collaboration with Peele, the horror remake Candyman, is set to be released in 2021.