Mad Max Furiosa will be delayed by a year–arriving in theaters in 2024 instead of 2023, according to Deadline. No reason was cited for the shift in dates, but a production delay is not unexpected since the world is still in the throes of a pandemic.
Mad Max Furiosa is a prequel to Mad Max Fury Road and will explore the backstory of Furiosa, a fearsome character who betrays Immortan Joe in order to free his five wives. Anya Taylor-Joy–known for her role as Beth Harmon in the surprise Netflix Original hit Queen’s Gambit–will still star as the younger Furiosa.
Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are also part of the cast lineup. Charlize Theron, who played Furiosa in Fury Road, will not make an appearance in the standalone prequel.