The timeline of the Mad Max franchise is notoriously confusing, leading many to wonder how Furiosa fits in connection with the other installments.
Anya Taylor-Joy brings a younger version of Charlize Theron's Fury Road character to life. Despite the confusion surrounding the film, it has been confirmed that Furiosa is a prequel to 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road.
The trailer for the film supports this, showing the Green Place and the moment in which Furiosa is taken from her home. In Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa and the titular Max Rockatansky embark on a quest to reach somewhere known only as the Green Place which Furiosa remembers from her childhood.
Anya Taylor-Joy is around 20 years younger than Charlize Theron, yet nothing in Mad Max: Fury Road nor Furiosa's trailer seems to disprove that two decades could have passed between the two movies.
Does Furiosa's prequel story fit with the time jump to Mad Max: Fury Road? Despite the simple enough concept of Furiosa tying into Mad Max: Fury Road, it becomes infinitely more confusing when attempting to place each movie on the timeline by date.
In the trailer for Furiosa, the opening text states that the titular character was taken from her home 45 years after the collapse, presumably the collapse of society. However, Mad Max: Fury Road shows Tom Hardy's Max donning a tattoo that states it has been 33 years since "the fall" which can only be presumed as the same event as the collapse: the apocalypse.
Given that the original Mad Max, set in the early 1980s, detailed the apocalypse itself, Mad Max: Fury Road's hints should place that film at around 2013. However, Furiosa supposedly takes place before Fury Road despite the trailer implying the film is set in the 2020s.
Little care and concern has been shown towards Mad Max's timeline or continuity. The primary reason as to why the Mad Max timeline is so confusing is simply the endlessly contradictory information provided.
The release of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is eagerly anticipated by fans of the Mad Max franchise. The film will delve into the backstory of Furiosa, one of the most captivating characters from Mad Max: Fury Road.