Chris Hemsworth will be a part of the new Mad Max prequel cast
The new Mad Max prequel titled Furiosa is happening, and Chris Hemsworth will be a part of the main cast along with actress Anya Taylor-Joy.
Director George Miller is set to make this new movie in the Mad Max series after the resolution of a long-term legal dispute with Hollywood studio Warner Bros. The movie is a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road. Anya Taylor-Joy, who recently gained popularity through her lead role in the hit TV series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, is set to play the role of a younger version of the heroic warrior, originally played by Charlize Theron.
The new Mad Max prequel also involves Chris Hemsworth known for his role as Thor in the MCU and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who is renowned for his role in Aquaman.
What the New South Wales government has to say about the movie
The New South Wales government announced that the movie will be filmed locally, according to Daily Mail.
Gladys Berejiklian, member of the Legislative Assembly of the New South Wales government, made a statement about the new Mad Max film at a press conference in Sydney, on Monday where Chris Hemsworth, director George Miller, and producer Doug Mitchell were also present.
According to Berejiklian, the film will be the biggest movie to be filmed in New South Wales till date, and will also be ‘showcasing Australian talent at its best’, according to reports. The movie is set to add 850 local jobs and produce approximately $350 million in the local economy.
‘Chris, who’s made Australia his home, he’s a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn’t feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,’ she also said.
Heorge Miller and Chris Hemsworths thoughts on the movie
Director George Miller also had a few words to say about the film being shot in NSW.
“This has always been our home, Sydney and NSW, and we have shot so much here,” he said. “It means we are keeping the really brilliant talent here who previously went overseas,” he added.
Chris Hemsworth also said that he grew up watching the Mad Max movies and confessed that he had “lot of pressure” to live up to the expectations.
“It’s something I’m going to put my heart and soul into because it really is for me, out of everything I’ve done, the biggest pinch-myself moment because I’ve grown up watching it,” he said.
The movie is set to release in 2023, according to reports.
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