Anya Taylor-Joy has auditioned (over Skype) for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off Furiosa

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Gather the war-boys! The wheels are finally in motion on George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (opens in new tab) spin-off. The director is reportedly holding auditions for Furiosa – a spin-off centring on Charlize Theron’s character – over Skype, with plans to start production in early 2021.

Variety (opens in new tab) reports that the director has already held an audition with Anya Taylor-Joy, who was central to the movies The VVitch, Split (opens in new tab), and Emma, and will also appear in the (hopefully) upcoming New Mutants (opens in new tab). Other actors have also been auditioned over Skype, but their names have not been made public. 

Whether Charlize Theron, who portrayed the instantly iconic Imperator Furiosa in Fury Road, will return for the movie remains unknown as rumours suggest Furiosa may be a prequel. Joy may therefore step into Theron’s shoes – and we could see the beginnings of Furiosa’s tangles with Immortan Joe.

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Since Fury Road revved onto cinema screens back in 2015, talks of sequels and prequels have been ongoing, with Miller previously assuring fans that these are “going to happen.” (opens in new tab) In an interview with IndieWire (opens in new tab), he said: “We’re well into pre-production on this one. I’m cautiously optimistic. It’s going well.” Music to our ears. Mad Max: Fury Road was an action-packed apocalyptic thrill ride and sits high in the best movies of the decade (opens in new tab) for many – including GamesRadar+ and Total Film – so we can’t wait to see what he cooks up.

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Millicent Thomas

Millicent Thomas was once a freelance games and film journalist, writing for publications including GamesRadar, Total Film,,, Wireframe, Little White Lies, Culturess, SciFiNow, and more. She is now in international PR and marketing for Ubisoft.