The Mad Max franchise is well-known for its iconic characters, from the title character with his V8 Interceptor to the wild Imperator Furiosa. The wait for this fan-favorite warrior’s origins story — and first solo film — is now coming to an end, as the first trailer for Furiosa has been released.
Furiosa’s origin story takes place many years before the events of Mad Max: Fury Road, exploring how the young woman with the Mechanical Arm rose to power as the Imperator of the War Rig. Judging from the trailer, she will be seen journeying through an arid wasteland to the Citadel in search of redemption, as well as struggle to protect her sisters.
Perhaps one of the most exciting takeaways from the clip is the presence of a few familiar characters, most notably Max himself, portrayed by the legendary Tom Hardy. However, the titular role is taken up by Charlize Theron, reprising her role as Furiosa. She is joined by a star-studded cast which includes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Zoe Kravitz, and many more.
The stunning visuals, coupled with the familiar concept of the Mad Max universe, promises an intense cinematic experience. Directed by George Miller (the filmmaker behind the original Mad Max trilogy and Fury Road), Furiosa is looking to be an exciting installment in the franchise.
It’s clear from this first trailer that Furiosa is an ambitious project that is sure to reward fans of the series. The film is set to be released this summer, and fans can’t wait to learn more about the badass Imperator’s origin story.