The Illuminerdi has exclusive casting details on the Mad Max prequel centered around Imperator Furiosa, and it seems Warner Brothers is after Chris Hemsworth!
In Search For a “Breathtakingly Handsome” Male Lead
George Miller’s Mad Max: Furiosa could be heading into production very soon, as Warner Bros. is trying to lock down the male lead, a character known as Dementus:
Lead Male (30 – 40)
He is breathtakingly handsome. An angel’s face, scarred by a
deep forehead wound stitched together with shiny chrome
Chris Hemsworth Fits the Bill
We have been told that Warner Bros. is very interested Chris Hemsworth for the role, but it’s not a done deal. Going from Tom Hardy to Chris Hemsworth is not a bad trade-off however. Based on the description, the Dementus character seems tailor made for the Mad Max universe.
Mad Max: Furiosa Details to Date
Back in March, word first got out that George Miller was pursuing the Furiosa centered Fury Road spin-off as the next project in the Mad Max universe and that Ana-Taylor Joy was being looked at for the leading role. Miller originally wanted to use similar VFX tech utilized in The Irishman to de-age Theron, but later nixed those plans.
Mad Max: Fury Road was both a critical and commercial hit, earning over $375 million dollars at the worldwide box-office and won six Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards. Potentially adding Chris Hemsworth to the mix paints a pretty bright future for the franchise.
What do you guys think about Chris Hemsworth potentially joining Mad Max: Furiosa? If not Chris, who would you want to see in the role of Dementus? Let us know what you think below!