Just last month, we brought you the news that the long-awaited next installment in the Mad Max franchise was set to finally begin filming this fall.
Ever since Mad Max: Fury Road burst onto the scene back in 2015, there has been steady talks of a sequel, particularly one that would feature Charlize Theron’s kick-ass Furiosa.
Now, according to recent reports, while a Furiosa-starring Mad Max film may be on the way, it’s not going to star the Academy Award-winning Theron in the role, as The Geeks WorldWide is reporting that Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Bodyguard, Eternals) are being eyed to star in what’s being described as a prequel.
A new report from the scoopers at The GWW says George Miller and company are eyeing Killing Eve star Jodie Comer for a younger Furiosa for the prequel while Richard Madden would star opposite in a new role. A casting breakdown shared by Twitter scooper @DanielRPK says Madden’s character is named Dementus and is described as “breathtakingly handsome. An angel’s face, scarred by a deep forehead wound stitched together with shiny staples.”
The aforementioned breakdown also says Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is being eyed for “Male 2,” a character with “stature and presence.” That casting news was reported by Collider‘s Jeff Sneider earlier this month. [via ComicBook]
Mad Max: Fury Road is quite literally one of the best action films to be released during my lifetime, so whatever Miller does ultimately decide to do next, I’m game for.
At this time, Mad Max 5 is set to begin filming in Australia this fall.
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