Mad Max "Furiosa" Spin-off: Anya Taylor-Joy on the shortlist; George Miller planning 2021 production
As Hollywood, the industry and film fans take a knee, we have news that “Furiosa” continues to cruise in development. For now.
Even better news? Anya Taylor-Joy is reportedly one of a few names being eyed to star in George Miller’s Fury Road spin-off!
The story comes out of Variety’s latest feature “Hollywood’s Biggest Movies Are Stuck in Limbo as Start Dates Remain Uncertain” which details the industry’s ever-revolving fallout due to COVID-19’s global pandemic. Insider sources do not expect Studios to resume production on films such as Matrix 4, The Batman, and Shang-Chi until mid-May at the earliest. But as logic would dictate, anything halted now, will likely lead to a ripple effect that could push future films back even further. Which may force the hand of many actors to simply forgo their current or future commitments due to scheduling shifts.
Interestingly, Taylor-Joy’s (The Witch, Last Night in Soho) name drop was relegated to the final paragraph, which succinctly reported that “Miller has been meeting with names” including the talented 23-year-old to play the younger role of Charlize Theron’s post-apocalyptic badass, Imperator Furiosa.
Sources also report that Miller hopes to start shooting in 2021. Plenty of time to craft what we hope to be something pretty damn special.