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The Mad Max Furiosa Spinoff Now Has an Official Synopsis

It has been seven years since George Miller rebooted the Mad Max franchise with Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, and there has finally been some news regarding the expansion of the series. Furiosa was a hugely popular character in the post-apocalyptic action romp, and fans have been crying out for an offering detailing her backstory. Now, it has been confirmed that the film will be released in 2024.

Caption: A trailer for Mad Max.

Long Break Since Fury Road Has Led to Games and Other Merchandise

It has been an excruciatingly long wait for the many people who enjoyed the successful reboot of Mad Max, which brought in a whopping $374 million at the box office and earned numerous accolades within the industry. However, thanks to that critical success, countless other ways to enjoy the movie’s themes have emerged. These have been most apparent in the gaming industry, with Mad Max from Avalanche Studios released for consoles and Windows alongside the picture in 2015. More recently, Mad Max: Fury Road from Aristocrat has become one of the most popular casino online games. Indeed, it’s advertised at the top of slots lists as operators know its iconic branding will attract players. The unique graphics certainly help it to stand out.

Along with games, there has been a lot of Mad Max merchandise. It mostly comes in the form of clothing with characters and writing from the film on. Avid fans of the franchise can purchase some of the more iconic threads, such as Tom Hardy’s leather jacket and the tactical desert scarf that he wears. Hardy was a well-known actor in Hollywood before the release of Mad Max, but there’s no doubt that the picture boosted his profile further and helped him earn the role of Venom in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. Fans of Miller’s film have enjoyed watching Hardy’s career, but they’d love to see him return to one of his best roles as Max Rockatansky.

What Details Have Been Released About Furiosa?

Charlize Theron starred as Imperator Furiosa in Fury Road, and her portrayal established her as one of the most popular female action figures of all time. If Miller was going to look to any character for a spinoff, it was always going to be Furiosa. Theron’s performance was lauded by critics, with many believing she stole the show. However, the South African won’t be returning in the upcoming offering as it is set to be a prequel, detailing the character’s journey prior to the point at which audiences last saw her.

Some fans may have been disappointed to find out that they wouldn’t be seeing Theron in the role again, but their dissatisfaction will have quickly dissipated when they discovered who was cast in her place. It was confirmed that Anya Taylor-Joy will be playing the younger version of Furiosa, in what is arguably the perfect casting choice. The 26-year-old recently shot to worldwide stardom as Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit, but she’s also known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and Emma.

Village Road Pictures has confirmed some more details about the team involved with Furiosa, and all the elements add up to a winning formula. Miller is back in the director’s chair, and he also came up with the screenplay alongside Nico Lathouris. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke will be Taylor-Joy’s co-stars.

Furiosa will take viewers back many years in the Mad Max timeline, to the point at which the world fell. It will follow Furiosa’s journey as she ends up captured by the great Biker Horde and the Warlord Dementus. Audiences are set to find out how Furiosa comes across Immortan Joe in the Citadel, where she’s set to take on several dangerous trials.

It is hugely important that Furiosa succeeds at the box office, as the future of the Mad Max franchise hinges on this. Fury Road was not the money maker the studio had hoped for, and it made losses of somewhere between $20 – $40 million. To help it succeed in cinemas, it would be wise for Warner Bros. Pictures to commission some related mobile and casino games to market it to a variety of audiences prior to its release.

Will the Mad Max Franchise Follow in the Footsteps of Star Wars and Marvel?

The post-apocalyptic world that’s been presented in the four Mad Max films to date has endless potential, and if the spinoff is a success it could lead to many more. Warner Bros. Pictures may be interested in expanding the franchise as much as possible and following in the footsteps of the cinematic universes of Star Wars and Marvel. These two behemoths are killing it on the big and small screens now, and the model that they are following is clearly a winning formula.

Caption: A trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Both the Star Wars and Marvel franchises grew to worldwide fame through their cinematic offerings on the big screen, but they have also found recent success by branching out into television series. A recent example of a show that’s pleased Star Wars fans immensely is Obi-Wan Kenobi, which details the legendary Jedi’s years in between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy of Star Wars pictures. Marvel has released several hugely popular television series too. These include WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

There are numerous minor characters in the world of Mad Max that could suit television series. This concept may be something that interests streaming services, who will want to compete with Disney+ and its regular churning out of Star Wars and Marvel-themed content. Spinoffs like Furiosa will help expand on the Mad Max lore and create branching opportunities for writers to come up with new material.

It’s great news that Furiosa has finally been confirmed, but unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little bit longer to see it. If the new movie is a hit, it could help to inspire a wide variety of other Mad Max films and television series. Indeed, this universe could grow in stature in the same way the Star Wars and Marvel franchises have.

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