While Tom Hardy takes over the mantle of Mad Max from Mel Gibson in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” let’s not forget a new character is entering the canon —namely Charlize Theron‘s fierce Furiosa. “I didn’t want Furiosa to be this girl who saves all the young, pretty girls from their horrible state,” she told EW. “I wanted it to be way more personal than that.” But director George Miller has an even more telling description.
“Ripley in ‘Alien‘ is probably close, but that’s so different,” he told the magazine. “All I know is, I cannot think of another female character in cinema who’s like her.”
Furiosa kicks off the final trailer for the arid blockbuster, which rages online with more plot, more footage and more intensity. You can keep your Marvel movies —this is the tentpole movie I’m most stoked about this summer.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” arrives on May 15th. [Rope Of Silicon]