An inside glimpse at Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays the lead role in George Miller’s Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, is provided through production stills from the set.
Photos of the practically indistinguishable Queen’s Gambit actress, who will portray Furiosa in the forthcoming prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), were tweeted out by the Daily Mail. The pictures show that Taylor-Joy has abandoned her signature platinum blonde hair and chic attire in favor of a ragged wardrobe and a filthy, matted brown mane befitting the dystopian society in which she now finds herself.
Chris Hemsworth of Thor: Love and Thunder has announced that production for Furiosa started in June. He is also set to feature in the picture in an as-yet-undisclosed capacity. Photos from the set of Furiosa, taken in July, revealed an unrecognizable Hemsworth with long red hair and a beard. It has not been officially confirmed, but rumors from February suggest that he will portray the film’s antagonist, a figure titled Dr. Dementus.
Anya Taylor-Joy looks unrecognisable as she films Mad Max prequel Furiosa https://t.co/s1a1Bm3Nxg
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) August 4, 2022
Previously, Miller directed and acted as an elder version of Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), which also featured Charlize Theron. In the film, young Furiosa will be captured from the Green Place of Many Mothers by the Warlord Dementus and his horde of motorcycle thugs. Along the journey, they run across The Immortal Joe, and Furiosa has to overcome several obstacles as she pieces together a plan to go back home.
While filming in Australia in June, new behind-the-scenes photographs were revealed, giving audiences their first glimpse at Furiosa’s terrifying vehicles, like as her dirtbikes and armored sedan. Miller announced the spinoff/prequel in 2019, and Furiosa’s initial release date was set for 2020 by Warner Bros., but the date was eventually pushed out to 2024.