As exciting it is to see Miller back in Mad Max’s chaotic post-apocalyptic world, this film still has some risks. Theron is synonymous with Furiosa and heartbroken she isn’t part of the prequel, so it will be interesting to see Taylor-Joy’s take and how she makes the character her own. To be fair to the young actress, she is one of Hollywood’s rising stars with multiple strong performances under her belt already.
Miller clearly saw something in her to believe she’d make a great choice for young Furiosa, so it’s best to wait until the movie comes out to make final judgments. The additions of Hemsworth and Abdul-Mateen II are noteworthy as well given all they’ve accomplished throughout the years. There’s no shortage of characters the two would be suitable to play, meaning they both should be able to leave a mark on the Mad Max world.
Per THR, Taylor-Joy has been cast to play Furiosa in the Mad Max spinoff. Joining her in the ensemble are Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in undisclosed roles. Miller is returning to write and direct the movie