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Charlize Theron Will Not Reprise Role in Furiosa Spinoff Movie

Charlize Theron Will Not Reprise Role in Furiosa Spinoff Movie

George Miller, the director of the hit movie Mad Max: Fury Road, is opening up about the upcoming Furiosa spinoff movie.

Charlize Theron played the role of Furiosa in the Oscar-winning film, but she will not be returning for the spinoff. The upcoming movie will focus on a younger Furiosa and auditions have begun to find an actress in her 20s.

“For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-aging on Charlize, but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet,” Miller said in an interview with The New York Times. “Despite the valiant attempts on The Irishman, I think there’s still an uncanny valley. Everyone is on the verge of solving it, particular Japanese video-game designers, but there’s still a pretty wide valley, I believe.”

The screenplay for the Furiosa spinoff was actually written before Mad Max: Fury Road was even shot so that the character’s backstory could be understood. Miller said, “It was purely a way of helping Charlize and explaining it to ourselves.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who appeared in Fury Road, says, “I got to read it when I was cast. It’s genius. I’ve always wondered if that movie’s going to get made.”

Find out which actress is being considered for the role of young Furiosa!

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Posted to: Charlize Theron, Furiosa, George Miller, Movies

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