It took decades for Mad Max: Fury Road to get off the ground. But it appears as though director George Miller is ready to get a prequel made for one of the star characters from the 2015 action blockbuster. Reports have emerged in The Guardian that Charlize Theron's very own Furiosa will get her own movie. The origin story will reveal how she got to The Citadel to become a driver for Immortan Joe.
Many fans of the film and audience members saw her as the main protagonist and architect of the villain's ultimate demise. And those same people will be delighted at this news.
Set to be filmed in outback New South Wales, Australia in Broken Hill, the spin off/prequel will offer an insight into her backstory that will fill in many of the gaps from Fury Road.
Theron and Hardy Struggled With Chemistry For Fury Road
They might have looked like BFFs on the red carpet promoting the 2015 picture, but all was not well between shoots in Africa for stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. Back in April E News explained that the Mad Max actor was exactly that. The tension going on between the characters wasn't limited on screen, but off it as well.
Australian director Miller said, "I'm not saying that they were seething right through, but the trajectory of the characters can't help but seep into the work."
"When they first meet each other, they're trying to kill each other. As the two characters come together out of necessity and rather reluctantly, they have to find a degree of trust. And to some extent that was the trajectory of their relationship as well."
Box Office Will Be Equally Excited As Fans About Prequel
Not only will Theron be glad that Hardy will be busy elsewhere, but cinemas up and down the country will be licking their lips at another installment of the Mad Max universe Miller has created. Winning Academy Awards for the brilliance of the production, it raked in a staggering $378m while maintaining a 97% rating with Rotten Tomatoes.
Many modern action films are usually one or the other and can come a dime a dozen. Yet the Mad Max franchise is as close to a sure thing for success as there is right now.