‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ delayed to 2024

AP – The Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa isn’t speeding into theatres anytime soon. The film’s release date was pushed back a year — to May 24, 2024, Warner Bros said on Friday.

It had originally been set for June 2023.

George Miller is returning to write and direct the film, which is being touted as Australia’s biggest production ever. The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy is set to play the title role, which Charlize Theron originated in Fury Road. Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also star.

Mad Max: Fury Road had a famously turbulent production, but out of the fires came a critical hit that went on to score 10 Oscar nominations, including for best picture and best director, winning six. Yet it was still in the red after over USD375 million in global grosses.