George Miller wrote down the saga of Furiosa, the greatest survivor of his twisted vision of the apocalypse, more than 20 years ago. And now after concluding her story—at least for the time being—he is going back to its beginning with Furiosa, one of the most anticipated blockbuster epics of 2024. And at last it has a trailer. Oh, what a day, what a lovely day!

Filmed over six months last year, and across vast stretches of Australian deserts and outback, Furiosa (as the trailer will explain in all caps) is set 45 years before the events of Fury Road and the other Mad Max films and will track how a young child stolen from the Green Place of Many Mothers will rebuild her body and soul into a legendary driver of the Citadel, and one of the Wasteland’s fiercest warriors. The film also amounts to a bold swing for Miller who after casting Charlize Theron into an unforgettable performance as Furiosa has now recast the role with Anya Taylor-Joy playing her as a young woman. The film also stars Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and at least judging by the early social media reactions folks are still so blown away by the 78 year old(!) filmmaker’s vision, and the cast he’s assembled, that Furiosa appears already well down the road to reaching Valhalla. But you can also watch the sizzle for yourself below and decide if it is shiny and chrome.

Many folks were just blown away by the sheer operatic spectacle of Miller’s vision which looks as grand as Fury Road did way back in 2015.

We asked George Miller to go hard with #Furiosa. He clearly accepted that challenge and WENT HARDER. Let him ride shiny and chrome!

— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) November 30, 2023

Watched the Furiosa trailer

— Schaffrillas (@Schaffrillas) December 1, 2023

FURIOSA trailer just blew out my back walls.

— Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerRIP) November 30, 2023

listening to the furiosa teaser music on a loop just to feel something

— Zoë Rose Bryant (@ZoeRoseBryant) December 1, 2023

Me after watching the #Furiosa trailer.

— ᑕнσcσℓαт_ƉяαɢѲиҒly🫥 (@LesAtNight) December 1, 2023

Others seemed just happy to praise Taylor-Joy for bringing her own distinct presence and charisma to what is already an iconic role.

When you have Anya Taylor-Joy’s eyes at your disposal you make use of them

— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) November 30, 2023

Anya Taylor-Joy’s range…

— 𖤐 Bri 𖤐 (@BriAnimator_) December 1, 2023

Some pointed out how despite occurring under dubious circumstances, next spring offers three action movie epics from several of the best auteurs working today.

a very specific set of circumstances allowed DUNE: PART TWO, MICKEY 17, and FURIOSA to incredibly release over a few month period and unless we make each one a hit we’ll all be punished forever, it’s up to us now

— Brendan Hodges (@metaplexmovies) December 1, 2023

Warner Bros. deserve all the flack they’ve gotten, but credit where it’s due for a god-tier trio of 2024 blockbusters.


— Johnny Sobczak (@JohnnySobczak) November 30, 2023

Perhaps the most interesting reaction we saw, however, was from New York Times journalist Kyle Buchanan whose upcoming book, Blood, Sweat & Chrome, is about the making of Mad Max: Fury Road. And in a few chestnuts he shared from the book, we learn that Miller used scenes from his Furiosa script to audition Tom Hardy (among others) for the role of Max, as well as of course Furiosa, and those that have read both screenplays say Furiosa might be stronger:

One lil’ tidbit in the meantime… the final moment of this trailer is from a FURIOSA scene Miller used to audition the actors for FURY ROAD. Tom Hardy did this scene opposite Kat Dennings. Zoe Kravitz did hers with Jeremy Renner.

— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) December 1, 2023

Furiosa arrives in cinemas on May 24, 2024.

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