Rev Up with New “Furiosa” Trailer

If you were hoping for more plot details in this new trailer for Furiosa, you'll probably be disappointed. The first teaser for the prequel opened with a text crawl. But this new promo tells the exact same story, just with more scenes. This film focuses on the titular heroine, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, and her endless quest to get home.

Set around 15 years before the events of Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa is more revenge flick than road movie. Her quest for vengeance against the warlord (Chris Hemsworth) who kidnapped her family will push her to the brink, risking death and dehydration. It will even bring her closer to dangerous people like Immortan Joe, a violent ally who has his own agenda.

The film's cast also includes new additions like Tom Burke (The Souvenir) and returning cast members like Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson. They played the awesomely named Rictus Erectus and the Organic Mechanic in Fury Road, respectively. It will be hard to top that Oscar-winner for sheer insanity, but this one might just pull it off.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga opens in theaters May 24.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.