In a brand new period of superpowered heroines, few feminine film protagonists have kicked as a lot ass as Imperator Furiosa, performed by Charlize Theron, in Mad Max: Fury Highway. In an interview for the New York Comedian-Con, the director of the film, George Miller, hinted that whereas Furiosa was the hero of his movie, her future path may lie in a darker course.
“Campbell stated that the standard story is that immediately’s hero turns into tomorrow’s tyrant. The hero is the agent of change. They mainly relinquish self-interest to ensure that some frequent good. [Campbell] mainly says … you’re keen on what you’ve got constructed, or saved, an excessive amount of. You turn into holdfast. You turn into the orthodoxy. You develop the dogma and mainly then you need to shield it. That tends to be the rhythm of this stuff.”
In Fury Highway, Furiosa’s purpose was to save lots of the various wives of her metropolis’s despotic ruler, Immortan Joe, from a lifetime of slavery. Occasions result in Furiosa taking up Joe’s complete military, and turning into the brand new de facto chief of her metropolis. Nonetheless, whereas the film ended with Furiosa taking Immortan Joe’s place on the head of her tribe, Miller additionally acknowledged that he believes she was smart sufficient to grasp the lure of energy and would guard towards it.
“I feel she’s too sensible to fall into that entice. She’s already seen it with the Immortan Joe. I imagine he went by means of the identical course of. He was in all probability a heroic character in his personal time.”
Whereas a story of Furiosa’s attainable descent into villainy could be fascinating to witness, Miller’s plans for the character for the current are to discover her previous as a substitute. The filmmaker has defined that he wrote a full backstory for Furiosa earlier than filming even started for Fury Highway. After the character turned wildly fashionable, Miller has began pre-production on a derivative that includes a brand new actress within the position of a youthful Furiosa, with many actresses starting from Anya Taylor-Pleasure to Jodie Comer being thought-about for the half.
Theron was a big a part of what made the character of Furiosa work. However George Miller has defined prior to now that whereas he had initially hoped to have the actress play a youthful model of the character with the assistance of the newest in de-aging CGI, he doesn’t assume the know-how has caught up but for the cinematic impact he needs to realize.
“For the longest time, I believed we may simply use CG de-aging on Charlize, however I do not assume we’re practically there but. Regardless of the valiant makes an attempt on ‘The Irishman,’ I feel there’s nonetheless an uncanny valley. Everyone seems to be on the verge of fixing it, notably Japanese video-game designers, however there’s nonetheless a reasonably vast valley, I imagine.”
It looks like the proper answer could be to make a Furriosa prequel with a youthful actress in addition to a sequel with Theron enjoying an older, presumably evil model of Furiosa. However maybe that will be a much bigger dedication than Miller’s jam-packed skilled schedule will presently permit.