Rebecca Vineyard
Updated Sep 19, 2016 @ 12:04 pm
Credit: Warner Bros.

Mad Max: Fury Road was one of 2015’s best films — and it took home enough Oscars to prove it. Not only was the film visually stunning; it was a wildly creative movie featuring a host of badass female characters. Chief among those amazingly drawn women was Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron.

And now, we might be getting even more of Furiosa, much sooner than we thought – emphasis on the “might,” though.

Australia’s Herald Sun reported that not only is Warner Bros. planning to make another Mad Max movie, but they’ve actually already started preproduction, and may begin filming before the year is out. With George Miller returning to direct, the new film will allegedly be a Furiosa prequel!!

The quote from the Herald actually reads:

On the one hand, this seems legit. Earlier this year when talking to students at Loyola Marymount’s School of Film and TV, Miller discussed writing sequels to Fury Road:

During this talk, though, Miller also said he wanted to do something “small and quick” before tackling another Mad Max film.

It may be true that one of the stories penned by Miller and Lathouris is a Furiosa prequel, sure – but in that case, would Tom Hardy even be in the film? Fury Road seems to be when the two characters first meet, so it’s odd that he and Theron would film a prequel together. Unless, of course, they crossed paths before, but didn’t know it – if, for example, they were both on opposite sides of a massive road battle, or if Furiosa somehow had ties to one of the people who appears to Max in his flashback/ hallucinations in Fury Road.

We also have to note that we heard similar news in January regarding a Furiosa prequel – which, hopefully, means there’s more truth to it. However, Warner Bros. has yet to confirm or deny, so until then we’ll have to just watch Fury Road, and hope.