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New Furiosa Trailer Offers Blistering Action And Massive Connections To Mad Max: Fury Road

 Anya Taylor-Joy pulling down her face mask in front of an orange sky in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Anya Taylor-Joy pulling down her face mask in front of an orange sky in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

In the world of the Mad Max movies, the story of Max Rockatansky is more of a tall tale than a set mythos. While George Miller’s overall story seems to flow rather nicely between the Mel Gibson and Tom Hardy incarnations, it’s not exactly a consistent universe. However, when it comes to the 2024 movie Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, consistency looks like it’s back on the menu.

Thanks to Anya Taylor-Joy’s incarnation being firmly planted in the past that Charlize Theron’s character spoke of in Mad Max: Fury Road, there’s just as many connections to the past as there are moments of blistering action prowess on display. And this next chapter looks to only strengthen the legacy of one of the best action movies ever.

Immortan Joe surrounded by his cronies in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Immortan Joe surrounded by his cronies in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

A Very Strange Mad Max Alliance

As Warner Bros. released the latest trailer to this long awaited prequel, there’s a lot to take in with what we’re seeing. And part of that is thanks to Furiosa (Taylor-Joy) seeming to have partnered with the most unlikely of allies: the younger Immortan Joe (Lachy Hulme).

Those of you who remember your Mad Max: Fury Road history know that this pairing seems rather shocking. This isn’t exactly a spoiler, but if you haven’t seen that movie, or would like to go into Furiosa with a fresh mind, you’ve been warned.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, seeing as Immortan Joe is the man that Charlize Theron’s incarnation of Furiosa would hunt down and kill in the 2015 action spectacle, there needs to be someone pretty horrific to warrant such an alliance.

Which is where Chris Hemsworth’s goofy but maniacal Warlord Dementus come in; the person that “took it all” from young Furiosa. Grabbing her from the idyllic Green Place she was looking to get back to as an adult, it’s safe to say that Dementus is the root cause of Furiosa’s central conflict.

Anya Taylor-Joy stands in front of a raging fire, holding a shotgun in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Anya Taylor-Joy stands in front of a raging fire, holding a shotgun in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

The Green Place Returns!

We finally have a glimpse of The Green Place, after previously hearing of its lore and disappearance in Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s not hard to imagine how it was ruined, even without the backstory provided in the previous film; and that’s just one more reason to root for Anya Taylor-Joy’s blistering quest of vengeance. Seriously, when's the last time you can remember any plants or greenery that lush in the Mad Max movies?

That leads to one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the franchise's history, which you can watch all over again in the clip provided below:

But what would Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga be without some explosive, car crushing, hard driving action? Director and co-writer George Miller understands that fact better than anyone, and there’s a lot of gorgeous destruction being waged in this new trailer. Set to a hard rocking cover of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World,” our new glimpse into this wasteland of madness is as colorful and kinetic as it’s ever been.

If your heart, allegiance, and sense of justice didn't already go out to this character in Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa looks like it'll change that right quick. Building on the mythos started almost a decade ago, the wait would appear to have been worth it. So Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’s release date of May 24th is probably a huge comfort for fans of this series, and this character.

But of course, there's still time to brush up on your Mad Max: Fury Road history! All you need to catch that lovely day of chaos is access to an Apple TV+ subscription, at the time of this publication.