Furiosa’s [Possible] Post-“Mad Max: Fury Road” Future, per George MillerMary Anne ButlerNERDBOT

Dear Dr. George Miller– we love you and your apocalyptic dreamscape creation of “Mad Max” and the subsequent films. From The Warrior Woman in white (Virginia Hey) in “Road Warrior,” to Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) in “Beyond Thunderdome,” to Furiosa (Charlize Theron), the Many Mothers, and the incredible Wives in “Fury Road,” you’ve given us such fierce icons standing toe-to-toe with the men as society crashed and burned.

(Oh, and of course the scrapped-but-amazing concepts for Miller’s “Justice League” film with Megan Gale, who played Vulvalini warrior The Valkyrie in “Fury Road” as Wonder Woman.)

Charlize Theron and George Miller on the set of “Mad Max: Fury Road” Photo curtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Furiosa alone sort of reimagined what a woman’s role could be in such a story, and while we’re pretty heartbroken about the notion that we won’t be seeing Theron return to the role, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for the character in future films.

In a recent chat with Josh Horowitz (MTV and Happy Sad Confused podcast) during the Metaverse NYCC Fury Road anniversary panel, Miller commented on the two possible directions Furiosa could have gone after she and the wives were raised up in the Citadel.


“There’s two ways to go. One is utopian. I imagined the first thing she’d do in line with that is go up and release the water. Joseph Campbell said that the usual story is that today’s hero becomes tomorrow’s tyrant. The hero is the agent of change. They basically relinquish self-interest in order for some common good. [Campbell] basically says … you love what you’ve built, or saved, too much. You become holdfast. You become the orthodoxy. You develop the dogma and basically then you have to protect it. That tends to be the rhythm of these things.”


Hugh Keys-Byrne, Charlize Theron, and George Miller on the set of “Mad Max: Fury Road” Photo curtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

We’re sad we can’t indulge our “Mad Max” fantasies this year at the annual Wasteland Weekend post-apocalyptic event in the Mojave Desert, but there’s always 2021.

WITNESS.

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Dear Dr. George Miller– we love you and your apocalyptic dreamscape creation of “Mad Max” and the subsequent films. From The Warrior Woman in white (Virginia Hey) in “Road Warrior,” to Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) in “Beyond Thunderdome,” to Furiosa (Charlize Theron), the Many Mothers, and the incredible Wives in “Fury Road,” you’ve given us
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