Next to waiting for the Dune 2020 trailer, this has got to be some of the worse news coming out of Hollywood.
Let me explain…I am a huge Mad Max:Fury Road fan! I own the blue ray and the Black and Chrome limited addition of the film. Most of that love is for the artistic direction and Charlize’s performance. She was the meat and potatoes of that film, her and the stunt people, so it is with a very saddened heart that I learned she will not be returning in the follow up prequel: Furiosa.
Indie Wire dropped the news not to long ago…
“It’s a tough one to swallow,” Theron told THR when asked about the Furiosa prequel movie. “Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making that film with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best.”
It was rumored that director George Miller was going to try de-aging Charlize, like Martin Scorsese did with Deniro in The Irishman, but he didn’t have faith in the technology.Theron added, “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.
News got out in March that Miller had conversations with “The Witch” favorite Anya Taylor-Joy about the Furiosa prequel, although no casting decision has been made official.
So there’s that! Not sure I needed to see a prequel, but it’ll be interesting to see how it all started with Furiosa and the Many Mother’s and of course Immortan Joe. By the way, does this mean Tom Hardy Won’t be reprising his role as Max? I mean he literally meets everybody in Fury Road for the first time, in Fury Road. Hmmmm. I’m curious to see how this all comes together.