Chris Hemsworth will be the villain in ‘Furiosa’, prequel to the movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Chris Hemsworth.

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Chris Hemsworth He will finally put aside the hero layer to become the villain of a movie, specifically, that of ‘Furiosa’, the long-awaited prequel to ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.

The ‘Thor’ actor will face the titular female character, played in his youth by Anya Taylor-Joyin the film to be released until 2024. The name of his character has not yet been confirmed.

Speaking to journalist Kyle Buchanan in his book “Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild And True Story Of Mad Max: Fury Road,” Fury Road producer and first assistant director PJ Voeten discussed Hemsworth’s casting.

George Miller (director of the film) saw Chris initially as a courtesy and then fell in love with the idea“He explained through the specialized portal Slash Film.

“He is going to play and act totally against what is expected, because he will be the main bad guy. Unfortunately, we have to find all of our other characters that are gone: a new Immortan, a new Bullet Farmer, and a few others.”

Miller had previously said that he had considered bringing back Charlize Theronwho played Furiosa in Fury Road, but decided against it.

“For a long time, I thought we could use special effects to make Charlize younger, but I don’t think we’re close to that yet,” the filmmaker said.

“Despite the valiant attempts in ‘El Irlandés,’ I think there is still a long way to go. Everyone is close to figuring it out, Japanese video game designers in particular, but there are still a lot of challenges ahead, I think.”