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Furiosa Cast & Character Guide

A spinoff and prequel to the wildly popular post-apocalyptic movie Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa boasts a star-studded cast including Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth. Coming from legendary Australian director George Miller, the film focuses on the titular character and explores her backstory before the events of Mad Max: Fury Road. Unlike the previous installments in the Mad Max franchise, Max Rockatansky does not seem to play a part in the spinoff prequel, and he certainly won’t be the focus, with Furiosa taking center stage. With a new character claiming the focus, the plot of Furiosa offers the Mad Max franchise a chance to move in an entirely new direction.


Though little is still known about the film itself, major casting announcements have already drummed up interest Furiosa. Anya Taylor-Joy has long been attached to the project in the role originated by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, but many of the film’s characters haven’t been revealed. Several aspects of Furiosa have been confirmed through plot descriptions and on-set photos, but the bulk of the cast list has yet to be revealed. If Furiosa is anything like its predecessors in the Mad Max franchise, the main cast will be rather small, but the characters will all be dynamic and unforgettable denizens of George Miller’s imaginative post-apocalyptic landscape.

Anya Taylor-Joy As Imperator Furiosa

Leading the cast of Furiosa, Anya Taylor-Joy plays the title character, who is forced to work for a powerful warlord after she is kidnapped during the post-apocalypse. Though a relative newcomer to show business, Taylor-Joy has already made a splash with unforgettable parts in films like The Witch where she played the lead role of Thomasin. Anya Taylor-Joy’s movie roles also include Emma Woodhouse in Emma, Casey Cooke in the Unbreakable trilogy, and Illyana in The New Mutants, and she voiced Princess Peach in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Her most famous and most acclaimed role, however, came in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit where she played Beth Harmon.

Chris Hemsworth In An Unknown Role

Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2.

Noted Australian action star Chris Hemsworth has joined the cast of Furiosa in an undisclosed role, though it is likely he will share top billing with his leading co-star, Anya Taylor-Joy. Best known for playing the character of Thor in many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including The Avengers and Thor: Ragnarok, Hemsworth also played the notable role of the titular Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman and portrayed driver James Hunt in the racing biopic Rush. Often cast in action-oriented roles, Hemsworth also appeared as George Kirk in 2009’s Star Trek and played Tyler Rake in Extraction and its sequel.

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Tom Burke In An Unknown Role

Tom Burke as Orson Welles in Mank

Character actor Tom Burke will play another undisclosed character in Furiosa, though the casting hints at Burke playing Immortan Joe, the villain of Mad Max: Fury Road (previously portrayed by Hugh Keays-Byrne). Burke has put his immersive character acting skills to good use in movies like Mank when he portrayed legendary filmmaker Orson Welles, and he played smaller roles like Will Byrne in Netflix’s The Wonder. Cinematically speaking, Burke’s true claim to fame came when he played Billy in director Nicolas Winding Refn’s mind-bending thriller Only God Forgives.

Nathan Jones As Rictus Erectus

Rictus Erectus holds up a massive gun in Mad Max Fury Road

Among the few named characters in Furiosa so far, the towering Australian former professional wrestler Nathan Jones reprises his role as Rictus Eructus, Immortan Joe’s villainous son who first appeared in Mad Max: Fury Road. Best known for his stunt work, and for playing large goons, Jones appeared in the ill-fated 2011 Conan the Barbarian reboot as Akhun. Jones also put his combat sports experience to good use when he played the role of T.K. in The Protector and as Hercules O’Brien in Fearless.

Angus Sampson As The Organic Mechanic

The Organic Mechanic contemplates a needle in Mad Max Fury Road

Though Furiosa takes place earlier in the Mad Max timeline, Angus Sampson is returning to the franchise’s cast to reprise his role as the Organic Mechanic, a twisted doctor who treats patients in the wasteland. Besides his turn as Tucker in Insidious and Insidious 2, the Australian actor is best known for his recurring role as Dennis in the TV series The Lincoln Lawyer. Sampson also appeared in nine episodes of season 2 of the Fargo TV show as Bear Gerhardt.

Daniel Weber As War Boy

Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald in 11/22/63

Daniel Weber appears in the cast of Furiosa as War Boy, a character who has yet to be fully revealed. Outside of his many roles as a stunt actor, Weber also has played a few notable characters on television, including his turn as Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil in the Netflix rock biopic The Dirt. Weber also played Jesse Evens in six episodes of the series Billy the Kid, but he truly stood out with his turn as Lee Harvey Oswald in the frightening Stephen King adaptation series 11.22.63.

Lachy Hulme In An Unknown Role

Lachy Hulme looks intently in The Offspring

Prolific Australian actor Lachy Hulme will appear as part of the cast of Furiosa, and considering his impressive resume, he will most likely play a character of importance. Though he is most known in his native country for roles like Dr. Clegg on Offspring, Hulme also played parts in Hollywood projects such as his turn as Sparks in The Matrix Revolutions. Hulme previously worked with director George Miller when he played the role of Sultan Suleiman in Three Thousand Years of Longing.




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