As production continues on Mad Max: Furiosa, the first behind-the-scenes photos from the Australian set of George Miller’s forthcoming action prequel starring Anya Taylor-Joy have finally arrived online. Although the photos don’t feature the film’s major characters, the Furiosa set pictures do provide us with our first look at its massive location and set pieces. In addition, a group of unknown post-apocalyptic bike riders can also be seen.
First set images of George Miller’s ‘Furiosa’ starring Anya Taylor-Joy filming in Australia. pic.twitter.com/dajxwYMfCL
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Furiosa is being described as a standalone story that will dive into the origins of the character previously portrayed by Charlize Theron (The Old Guard) before crossing paths with the eponymous antihero of the mothership franchise. The film will be led by Golden Globe winner Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Endgame), and Tom Burke (Mank). The latter replaced Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who exited the project due to scheduling conflicts.
The Mad Max prequel is written and directed by George Miller, who is co-producing the film along with Oscar-nominated producer Doug Mitchell. Miller’s Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner is also attached to produce.
Even though the film had a poor box-office turnout with a worldwide gross of over $370 million, Mad Max: Fury Road was a critical success, with critics praising its cinematography, production design, and the performances of Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, who both had a difficult time during filming. It also won six Oscar awards out of 10 nominations, including Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Costume Design.