Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth headline George Miller’s highly anticipated ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,’ a return to the dystopian world he crafted over 40 years ago with the iconic ‘Mad Max’ films. This standalone action adventure delves into the origins of the powerhouse character from the acclaimed ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’

Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the story follows young Furiosa as she is captured by the ruthless Warlord Dementus and his Biker Horde, eventually encountering The Immortan Joe’s Citadel. Amidst the chaos of two tyrants vying for power, Furiosa embarks on a journey to find her way back to her homeland, facing numerous trials along the way.

Anya Taylor-Joy, reflecting on her portrayal of Furiosa, shares her deep connection to the character…

I think you have to make it your own, we’re all so individual. I think you can stay true to the core principles of a character, but I felt really lucky that from the moment I read the script…I’ve only felt this way about three characters before. The first was my first ever film, “The Witch,” which I didn’t realize until the movie ended that the characters were real for me, so I didn’t know I was on that journey with Thomasin. For Beth in “The Queen’s Gambit,” I very much knew that that was a story I could tell, because I felt like I was slightly ahead of it, and I could tell it with hindsight. Furiosa, the second I read it, I was like, “Okay, this is going to be one of those ones where it’s very difficult to separate yourself, you’re going to feel like you are in these scenes and it’s going to feel real.” So, I don’t really think I had much of a choice in terms of my artistry in making it my own. It was just very real for me.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents A Kennedy Miller Mitchell Production, A George Miller Film, ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.’ The film is set to hit theaters pan India on Thursday, May 23, 2024, in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.