Five years later, Mad Max: Fury Road remains one of the biggest cinematic achievements of the 2010s. George Miller's wild action sequel won six Oscars, though lost Best Picture and Best Director to Spotlight and The Revenant, respectively. While both were fine films, neither could match Fury Road's sheer audacity. Miller, 75, hasn't directed a film since, and has mostly been involved in lawsuits against Warner Bros. over profits for the film, which earned $375 million worldwide.
But now it seems all that has been resolved and his Furiosa prequel, which will be co-written with Doug Mitchell, is a go. While Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy won't be returning, the new cast is terrific in their own right. Anya Taylor-Joy (last seen in the long-delayed The New Mutants) will take up the titular role, with Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (HBO's Watchmen) and Chris Hemsworth (who's currently in pre-production on the fourth Thor movie) announced so far.
No date has been announced for production to start, which is understandable given [gestures at everything happening in the world]. Hopefully it will have a quicker turnaround than its predecessor, which began filming in 2012 but didn't see release until summer 2015.