Chris Hemsworth joined the “Mad Max” prequel “Mad Max: Furiosa” to play the big bad. Recently he made headlines as he’s been spotted on the set with a complete makeover.
In photos taken on Thursday from the set in Sydney, Australia, Hemsworth is seen alongside co-star Tom Burke on a giant truck. Hemsworth is practically unrecognizable in his role, with his mysterious character boasting long, bushy, greying beard.
According to the photographer, Burke appears to be driving the truck, but it’s actually being driven by a stunt driver hidden within a small capsule within the radiator grill. In the scene, Hemsworth reportedly stood atop a truck, waving to troops below.
The upcoming prequel tells the origin story of Furiosa (played by Anya Taylor-Joy, stepping into the role originated by Charlize Theron in the 2015 Oscar winner “Mad Max: Fury Road”).
George Miller, who’s directed every “Mad Max” movie since the original in 1979, will once again be in the director’s chair. “As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dements,” reads the synopsis of the film.
“Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by the Immortal Joe. While the two tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.”
Mad Max: Furiosa Release Date
“Mad Max: Furiosa” is scheduled to hit theatres on May 24, 2024. Sources revealed that Charlize Theron is upset with the director for not casting him in the role of young furiosa.
“It’s a tough one to swallow,” Theron admitted in an interview. “Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making ‘Fury Road’ with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best.”
She continued, “Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly.”
“Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner. We get so hung up on the smaller details that we forget the thing that we emotionally tap into has nothing to do with that minute thing that we’re focusing on.”