Anya Taylor-Joy has described working on Furiosa as the most life-changing experience she has ever had.
The action epic will star Taylor-Joy as the title character, who was portrayed by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road. Furiosa will act as a prequel to Fury Road and will tell the story of how the character made her way into the clutches of the villain of the first movie, Immortan Joe.
It also stars Chris Hemsworth and it has now been confirmed that he is playing a younger version of Immortan Joe.
Director George Miller completed filming at the start of November, as confirmed by an Instagram post from Taylor-Joy.
The Last Night in Soho and Split actress opened up on her experience on Furiosa to The Hollywood Reporter.
"It will take me the full two years before the movie comes out to even begin to process what I just left 12 days ago. It was the most life-changing experience that I've ever had, with such talented artists.
"I really felt like I grew so much, but yes, it's wild. It's utterly unique."
Theron not returning as Furiosa
Though Theron was arguably the most popular thing in Fury Road, the fact the next film is a prequel means that we won't be seeing her reprise the role, at least not in Furiosa.
The actress has previously expressed her disappointment at not getting to return as the hero.
"It’s a tough one to swallow," she told The Hollywood Reporter.
"Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making Fury Road with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best. Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her.
"She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly. Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner. We get so hung up on the smaller details that we forget the thing that we emotionally tap into has nothing to do with that minute thing that we’re focusing on."
Mad Max: Fury Road
Action / Adventure
2015 • 120 minutes