Charlize Theron will have no involvement in the hotly anticipated Mad Max prequel
After the epic and quite brilliant last entry into the franchise, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘, and the resolution of the lawsuit between creator George Miller and Warner Bros, rumors started to swirl regarding the future of the franchise. It has already been confirmed that another adventure starring Tom Hardy as the Road Warrior will be incoming in the future but it was also stated that Miller wanted to create a spin-off based on Charlize Theron’s character of Furiosa from the film.
It has been widely reported that Hardy and Theron didn’t get on during the filming of ‘Fury Road‘ but both were expected to return to their roles in a future movie sometime. Well, in Theron’s case it WON’T be in the announced ‘Mad Max: Furiosa‘ as not only will the film NOT have any involvement from Hardy but instead, the film will be a prequel.
When asked if anti-aging rendering via CGI could have been used to manage to bring Theron Back, Miller stated:
“Despite the valiant attempts on ‘The Irishman’, I think there’s still an uncanny valley. Everyone is on the verge of solving it, particular Japanese video-game designers, but there’s still a wide valley, I believe’
George Miller is saying he is not convinced by anti-aging that is being used in movies at the moment and as such, that excludes Charlize Theron from reprising her role in a prequel movie. Which now leaves pretty big shoes to fill regarding the character. Miller needs to find a younger actress who can accomplish the physicality of such a role but will also be believable as a younger version of Theron herself. The search for now is on hold due to Miller hoping to complete shooting on the drama ‘Three Thousand Years Of Longing’ which stars Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba which has been delayed by the Coronavirus shutdown of all movie production around the world. We watch and wait to see if the prequel gets off the ground and if so, who will replace Charlize Theron in the role of Furiosa.
We will bring you any further news on this story as soon as it emerges from the halls of Tinseltown.
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