Not every great character needs an origin story. Sometimes not knowing everything about someone’s past makes them more interesting. But that’s only true because most characters don’t exist in the world of Mad Max: Fury Road. We want as many spinoffs as we can get from George Miller’s masterpiece. Any story that sends us back to that high-octane dystopia is a story we want to hear. And the latest trailer for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the young heroine, shows why this is one origin tale worth getting revved up over.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga‘s New Trailer Drives Into the Film’s Story

Furiosa waging war against the world? We give the world a 50/50 shot at best. (We give Chris Hemsworth and his nose a zero percent chance.) But why is she so mad? And how did she go from a child in a land of abundance to serving an Imperator under Immortan Joe? In addition to Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga‘s trailer, here’s the prequel’s official synopsis from Warner Bros. Pictures:

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.  Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe.  While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

Anya Taylor-Joy on a motorcycle with a shaved head and black on her forehead in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Warner Bros. Pictures

Miller is back in the director’s chair for his latest entry in the series. He also co-wrote Furiosa with Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Nico Lathouris. The film reunites many of the Academy Award-winning crew from Fury Road. It also stars Alyla Browne and Tom Burke.

When Will Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Release In Theaters?

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga will drive/crash/smash into theaters on May 24, 2024. If Furiosa is even a fraction as good as its trailer lets us hope it will be, hopefully, it will lead to yet another film for this era of the franchise. And then another. And then another…