Recapping Furiosa's apocalyptic story so far within the Mad Max saga

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga storms Cineworld screens this summer in a blast of petrol fumes, pyrotechnics and post-apocalyptic mayhem. It acts as the long-awaited prequel film to Mad Max: Fury Road, the Oscar-winning epic that has gone down as one of the finest action films of the 2010s. It's therefore safe to say that expectations are sky-high.

The omens are good. Director George Miller is back at the helm to bring his characteristic careening sense of energy to the latest Mad Max chapter. There's an all-star cast promising to give eye-catching performances, and there's an intriguing backstory that promises to be filled in.

If you haven't watched Fury Road in a while and need a catch-up, we've done the job for you. Sit back, strap in and recap the titular Furiosa's apocalyptic story so far.


What happened in Mad Max: Fury Road?

  • We first meet Imperator Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron) when she's serving as a lieutenant for the ruthless warlord Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne)
  • Furiosa commands the war rig, a souped-up petrol tanker with which she trades produce for petrol and ammunition
  • Furiosa kidnaps several of Joe's 'wives', hiding them in the war rig and driving out of Joe's impregnable Citadel to get them to safety



  • Furiosa is headed for the Green Place, a lush and tranquil environment she remembers from her childhood
  • To get there, Furiosa must escape Immortan Joe's forces and drive the war rig across the sandstorm-riven, sun-blasted Wasteland
  • Along the way Furiosa makes reluctant allies with the glowering Mad Max (Tom Hardy)
  • Upon reuniting with the matriarchal tribe the Vuvalini, Furiosa eventually discovers that the Green Place has been destroyed



  • Rather than continuing to search for a new home, Max impels Furiosa to return to the Citadel and defeat Immortan Joe
  • With the help of Max and the wives, Furiosa succeeds in defeating Immortan Joe
  • Furiosa is hailed as a conquering hero on her return to the Citadel, and she celebrates the people's liberation with the gift of water
  • Furiosa and Max share one final appreciative look before he disappears into the crowd



What happens in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga?

  • We are introduced to the younger Furiosa before she adopts the mantle of Imperator
  • As a child, Furiosa is living in the bucolic Green Place but is kidnapped by ruthless master of ceremonies Dementus (Chris Hemsworth)
  • Furiosa grows up to be played by Anya Taylor-Joy and vows to take revenge on Dementus
  • Furiosa soon crosses paths with the younger Immortan Joe (played here by Lachy Hulme) and his warboys
  • Furiosa finds herself caught in the escalating conflict between Dementus and Immortan Joe as they vie for control of the Citadel
  • Furiosa soon grows into her own legend, adopting the War Rig as her vehicle of choice and ultimately sporting a bionic arm
  • Furiosa plots her way across the forbidding Wasteland back home to the Green Place

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When is Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga released?

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is released on May 24th. Watch the trailer below and click the link to book your tickets.