There are a lot of blockbuster films set for release in the coming weeks and months – but none of them have expectations anywhere near as sky high as Furiosa, the latest film in George Miller's dystopian Mad Max saga.

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The film is a prequel to 2015's almost universally adored Fury Road, which won six Oscars out of 10 nominations and is now regarded as one of the best films of the 21st century – and arguably one of the finest action movies of all time.

That's certainly a high bar to clear, but if early reactions are anything to go by, Miller has only gone and done it again. Adjectives such as "stunning" and "ferocious" have been thrown around by those lucky enough to have had a sneak preview – while Anya Taylor-Joy's performance as the title character has also been heaped with praise.

Taylor-Joy takes over from Charlize Theron as a younger version of Furiosa, with the epic story set to follow her travails in the post-apocalyptic Wasteland after she falls in with a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth).

The film will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival very shortly and there won't be too long to wait before general audiences can feast their eyes on it too – read on for everything you need to know about Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

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Furiosa release date

Furiosa will be released in cinemas on 24th May 2024 – so there's barely any time to wait.

Before then, it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday 15th May, where it was given an Out of Competition slot almost nine years to the day after Fury Road debuted at the same festival in 2015.

Principal photography began on this film in June 2022, with images circulating in July 2022 of Chris Hemsworth on-set as the character Dementus, before filming wrapped in October of that year.

Is there a trailer for Furiosa?

You can bet there is: a couple of different trailers have been released giving fans a glimpse at another epic adventure in the Wasteland.

The most recent trailer was released in March 2024 – watch it below to get a taste of what to expect from the most recent chapter in the saga.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga plot

The film follows Furiosa's story leading up to the events in Mad Max: Fury Road – set to cover a timespan of 15 years.

The official synopsis reads: "Snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, young Furiosa falls into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus.

"Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel, presided over by the Immortan Joe.

"As the two tyrants fight for dominance, Furiosa soon finds herself in a nonstop battle to make her way home."

Consider us hyped!

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is released in UK cinemas on Friday 24th May 2024.

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