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Published On: Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016

Prequel to ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ in pre-production with Charlize Theron starring

George Miller may be back sooner than later with a new film set in the Mad Max universe, this time with Charlize Theron as the chief protagonist.

Yes, that’s correct, a Fury Road sequel in the works–but a prequel. The Australian Herald-Sun is reporting that pre-production is starting on a Fury Road prequel movie, with filming scheduled to potentially begin later this year:

The prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road starring TOM HARDY will be filmed in and around Broken Hill. Pre-production is gearing up on the multi-million-dollar action-packed Warner Bros franchise, with NSW’s Broken Hill Studios Miller’s first choice for shooting, which could start as soon as later this year. Mad Max 4 was plagued by delays when extended rain turned the desert green and the uber director had to move location to Namibia. The script is said to focus on the backstory of Furiosa, played by Oscar winner CHARLIZE THERON.

Mary Sue posted what many fans may be thinking: “Given that Fury Road‘s shooting location had to be shifted when that rain turned the desert into a lush landscape that didn’t work for the post-apocalyptic setting, it does make sense that they would be returning in order to shoot a prequel–especially since we know that Furiosa’s backstory involves her coming from the idyllic Green Place.”

Charlize Theron one arm pic Mad Max Fury Road

Collider notes with skepticism: “Miller has gone on record a couple times stating that, while he has more Mad Max stories to tell (two more, to be specific), he did not plan to immediately return to the franchise for his next project. Second, the report alleges that the prequel film will focus on the backstory of Charlize Theron‘s Furiosa, which is a move I can totally see the studio making, but would mark a pretty seismic shift from Miller’s previous Mad Max pattern, which have followed our Road Warrior Mad Max Rockatansky from one high-octane wasteland story point to another with very little narrative overlap.”

Expect some sort of project, Fury Road walked away with six awards (the best result of the night) and took $378m worldwide.

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