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Furiosa

  • 13-10-2020 5:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Mad Max spinoff Furiosa in the works with George Miller directing and Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role with Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also joining - Deadline


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,589 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    God I hate prequels. Sometimes - just sometimes - in the context of an incredibly well established franchise, like Star Wars, or Lord of the Rings, they can have some merit.

    But seriously, who wanted Furiosa's backstory?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Homelander wrote: »
    God I hate prequels. Sometimes - just sometimes - in the context of an incredibly well established franchise, like Star Wars, or Lord of the Rings, they can have some merit.

    But seriously, who wanted Furiosa's backstory?

    To be fair, the same could be said for Fury Road and look how that turned out. Of course Miller probably now has more expectations than last time, but I'd remain cautiously optimistic he'll be allowed make the film he wants to rather than yield to any executive pressure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,589 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    I take the point, but equally, Fury Road was about bringing Mad Max to an entire new audience, decades after the original run - a direct sequel at that point would be lost to the mass market.

    But a prequel, to a prequel, I'm just not sure - surely a direct sequel to the newly established franchise would be more fitting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 432 ✭✭ Sonic the Shaghog


    To be honest just give me a aged Max with Mel Gibson


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,235 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    Homelander wrote: »
    But a prequel, to a prequel, I'm just not sure

    is Fury Road a prequel?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,285 ✭✭✭ El Gato De Negocios


    Homelander wrote: »
    I take the point, but equally, Fury Road was about bringing Mad Max to an entire new audience, decades after the original run - a direct sequel at that point would be lost to the mass market.

    But a prequel, to a prequel, I'm just not sure - surely a direct sequel to the newly established franchise would be more fitting.

    Fury Road isn't a prequel though?

    Mad Max was the world on the brink
    Part 2 was the world had toppled over
    Thunderdome was civilisation of sorts being rebuilt

    Fury Road is a continuation of that.

    So a prequel to Fury Road would likely be between TD and FR.

    In FR Joe had built an established settlement with other significant settlements around them so it obviously didn't just spring up overnight.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Unless George Miller confirmed anything, I've tended not to think of Mad Max as having much continuity or "canon", beyond the first sequel showing a flashback to the original. The series feels more like a loose set of stories, tenuously centred around a single character. Taking inspiration from the kind of oral mythmaking this post-apocalyptic society might itself have: full of half-truths and abstractions; to the point where "Mad Max" might just be a label given to any number of reluctant strangerss who wander into other folks' adventures.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,020 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    George Miller loves continuity... or should I say he loves the sound it makes as he bludgeons it to death with a guitar. It’s a series with barely any internal consistency and all the better for it (well, maybe Thunderdome isn’t the better for it).

    It doesn’t even remotely ****ing matter whether any of these films are sequels, prequels, reboots, whatever. If he delivers on the insane action and sheer visceral vision of Fury Road again, that’s the important thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,687 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    This seems like a mistake. As much as I enjoyed Fury Road, it barely broke even at the box office, despite the presence of Mad Max and Charlize Theron in an iconic role.

    So now we get a Mad Max-free spin-off about Theron's character, but without her? Risky...


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    2024 release now



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I'll believe it's happening once the cameras start, then stop rolling. After the madness of the Fury Road shoot, the very first attempt being flooded out of Australia, I won't take anything for granted.



  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Chris Hemsworth will be the villain



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Acceptable.


    I wonder how he does as a villian and if humour will come into play.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    He played the villain in Bad Times at the El Royale; that used his status as a handsome man, playing a smiling, charming and manipulative cult leader. I have a sneaking suspicion he'll try and play against type here - given how dirty, mutilated and otherwise crap looking everyone has been in Mad Max films.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    How'd I forget Bad Times at the El Royale! 😲



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,778 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Good logo.

    I'm confident; Miller seems to have entered a small Blank Cheque phase in his septuagenarian years, between this and Three Thousand Years of Longing. Well, this may be more studio mandated, but Fury Road didn't exactly set the box office alight either so would be hopefully Miller has the right amount of creative control.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    First few set photos from Australia have surfaced; the dirt bikers look familiar and like those from Fury Road. The giant gate is suitably epic.




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭ silliussoddius


    Given Furiosa came from the tribe named after lady parts I suppose you’d expect to see similar bikes to those the old ladies had in Fury Road.



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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    The official synopsis was released. My guess is Hemsworth will play young Immortan Joe.

    As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Hmm... I reacted to reading that by thinking Hemsworth feels a bit taller to be IJ.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Well first look at Hemsworth; sporting red hair & prosthetic nose (sorry for the Daily Mail link)




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Production in Sydney has shut-down as George Miller contracted CoVid. Reads like the earliest it can start up again is Aug 15.

    Set photos also revealed the return of

    The War Boys.



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