Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, Furiosa, has been delayed to 2024.
Warner Bros. announced the news today, citing that the Anya Taylor-Joy-led movie has been delayed from its original release date of June 23, 2023, to May 24, 2024. The studio did not reveal why this nearly year-long delay occurred, however.
The original June 23, 2023, release date was announced last December and since then, details of the movie’s plot have remained under wraps. However, plenty of details about the movie’s cast and structure have come out over the past few months.
For example, we know that Taylor-Joy will be playing a younger version of Furiosa, a character originally played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road. Director George Miller teased in April of this year that Furiosa’s structure will be very different from the structure of Mad Max: Fury Road, too.
Miller also recently revealed that fellow filmmaker Edgar Wright screened him an early cut of his latest movie, Last Night in Soho, which stars Taylor-Joy, and it was that viewing that showed Miller that Taylor-Joy could play a younger version of Furiosa.
Elsewhere in the world of Mad Max, Fury Road star Tom Hardy recently revealed that he thinks Fury Road “was ultimately Furiosa’s movie.” If you’re a Fury Road mega-fan who’s always wanted a car from the movie, you can purchase one now in a new auction.
Alongside today’s Furiosa delay, Warner Bros. also announced that Salem’s Lot, its Stephen King remake coming from The Conjuring’s James Wan and Gary Dauberman, will be released on September 9, 2022. Wan is set to produce the film alongside Michael Clear and Mark Wolper while Dauberman will write and direct it.
Alfred Woodard, Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, and William Sadler were listed as part of the Salem’s Lot cast.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.