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Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa axed from the Mad Max sequel?

Director George Miller has revealed that Mad Max: Fury Road’s scene-stealer Furiosa played by Charlize Theron has no room in the hit film’s sequel.

hollywood Updated: Oct 13, 2015 15:12 IST
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Charlize Theron’s reaction after being axed from the Mad Max sequel.(Warner Bros.)

Mad Max: Fury Road surprised a lot of people with its quality but what everyone was most taken aback by was that Max wasn’t the central character of the film. Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa stole the show. But if director George Miller is to be believed then she might not even feature in the sequel.

Filmmaker George Miller, who is helming the project, said there is a very brief reference to the character the proposed two sequels, reported Digital Spy.

“I’m not sure, is the answer. She’s not in the Mad Max (sequel) story, but in one of the stories there’s an interaction between (Max and Furiosa). I can’t really say more than that because it’s still in progress,” Miller, 70, said.

Read our Mad Max: Fury Road review here

The Australian filmmaker also said that Mad Max: The Wasteland, is just a working title.

“That name came out, that was just a working title. Nico Lathouris and I wrote deep backstories on all the characters and they eventually became screenplays - so we have two (more films).

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“I’m happy to say that there’s discussions about them right now, but I hope the next film I make is a very small without any special effects and not many stunts,” he said.

Here is Furiosa’s reaction after hearing the news

First Published: Oct 13, 2015 15:10 IST