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Anya Taylor-Joy Stars as ‘Furiosa’ in ‘Mad Max’ Prequel Trailer With Chris Hemsworth

“He’s a very violent, insane, brutal person that is born from the Wasteland,” Hemsworth teased of his character at a fan event

Furiosa trailer

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It’s time for Furiosa’s backstory. On Thursday, Warner Bros. Pictures released the trailer for Furiosa, the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel directed by George Miller, that focuses on the journey of Imperator Furiosa (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) on her journey home.

“45 years after the collapse, a young Furiosa is taken from her family,” reads on-screen text in the trailer. “She will devote the rest of her life to finding her way home. This is her odyssey.”

The trailer premiered at XXCP, Brazil’s Comic-Con, Thursday, according to Variety. The event saw the film’s main actors and director in attendance.

“He’s a complicated individual. He’s a very violent, insane, brutal person that is born from the Wasteland, which is the world where the Mad Max saga takes place. He’s a product of his environment,” Hemsworth said of his character, Dementos, at the event. “He has been birthed into a space where it’s kill or be killed. He’s learned to rule with an iron fist. There’s a charisma to him and it’s a very manipulative charisma.”

The trailer then sees Hemsworth’s Dementos as the man in control of Taylor-Joy’s character as a child. Without much dialogue in the trailer, the video showcases action-packed travels and battles as Furiosa attempts to escape and make it home.

Furiosa is set to premiere in theaters on May 24 and will feature an IMAX release. Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson, and Alyla Browne also appear in the film.

Furiosa is the fifth film in the Mad Max series following the recently released return to the saga after 30 years, Mad Max: Fury Road. The first Mad Max dropped in 1979, before sequels in 1981 and 1985. A sixth film, Mad Max: The Wasteland, is in the works with director George Miller.

“How to describe the brutal and brilliant cinematic fireball that director George Miller hurls at us in Mad Max: Fury Road? Try hell on wheels, given the vehicular obsession that drives the film,” read a Rolling Stone review of the 2015 film.

From Rolling Stone US