We’ve got a new trailer for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Verdict: Not mediocre

Check out the latest trailer for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, starring Anya Taylor-Joy.

We got the first trailer for the spinoff prequel film Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga in December, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the younger incarnation of the character immortalized by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road. We’re now just a couple months away from the film’s much-anticipated release—i.e., the perfect time to drop a second trailer to keep that anticipation high.

(Spoilers for Fury Road below.)

As previously reported, we met Furiosa early on in Fury Road, working logistics for Immortan Joe (the late Hugh Keays-Byrne), who charged her with ferrying oil from Gas Town to his Citadel with the help of a small crew of War Boys and one of the war rigs—basically tractor trailer trucks souped up with armor and novel weaponry. Furiosa stole the war rig instead, taking Joe’s five wives with her.

She teamed up with Max to fight off Joe’s army as they made their way to the Green Place, where Furiosa grew up. When they finally encountered the Vuvalini of Many Mothers, Furiosa learned that the Green Place was now an uninhabitable swamp. They ultimately returned to the Citadel and overthrew Immortan Joe, and our last image of her was a triumphant Furiosa on a lift rising into the Citadel.

Fury Road received almost universal critical acclaim, in no small part due to Theron’s fiery performance and director George Miller’s stunning apocalyptic vision. The film snagged 10 Oscar nominations and grossed $380 million globally. By 2019, Miller had expressed interest in making both a sequel and a prequel, with the latter focusing on Furiosa.

The film is set 45 years after the Collapse. Per the official premise:

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.

In addition to Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth co-stars as Warlord Dementus, who leads the biker gang that kidnaps a young Furiosa. Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson reprise their roles as Rictus Erectus (son of Immortan Joe) and the Organic Mechanic, respectively. Lachy Hulme plays the younger Immortan Joe, and the cast also includes Daniel Webber as War Boy, David Collins as Smeg, and Alyla Browne as a young Furiosa. Tom Burke, Quaden Bayles, and Charlee Fraser have been cast in as-yet-undisclosed roles.

This latest trailer gives us a glimpse into Furiosa’s Garden of Eden-like early childhood, rendered (initially) in black and white with a young Furiosa reaching for a bright red apple. Symbolism! Dementus and his boys are nearby and snatch the young girl. Once they realize there’s a land of plenty ripe for pillage, conflict with Green Place is inevitable, with Furiosa’s mother leading the charge to get her daughter back and fend off the invaders. It doesn’t end well for Furiosa, who, as an adult, is determined to take her revenge on those who stole her mother and childhood from her.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga hits theaters on May 24, 2024. We can’t wait.

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