This week marks the fifth anniversary of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. While stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron have marked the occasion by talking through their experiences on set, the director, George Miller, has confirmed a prequel is in the works for Theron’s Furiosa.

The confirmation came from a New York Times interview with Miller who stated that they are on the look-out for an actress in her 20s to take on the role of a younger Furiosa, laying to rest any idea that Theron may go through the de-ageing process for the new movie.

“For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-ageing on Charlize, but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet. 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 pretty wide valley, I believe.”

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Miller already has Furiosa’s backstory planned out from his time on ‘Fury Road’ which includes what her life was like in the idyllic ‘Green Place,’ why she was taken from the group of woman warriors the Vuvalini, and how she became the hardened warrior we meet by the time we meet her in ‘Fury Road’.

Fans will have a long wait before this movie gets off the ground. Miller was about to start shooting the Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba drama ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ before the worldwide lockdown came into force. Once restrictions are lifted, Miller plans to finish on this movie before moving on to the prequel.