Furiosa's Story Was Deeper In Early Versions Of Mad Max: Fury Road

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Mad Max: Fury Road is now available for digital download and will be on Blu-ray next week. So this is usually when a ton of additional information about a film is uncovered. Case in point, some images from an “Art Of” book reveal writer/director George Miller had more to the story of Furiosa.

In the book, written by Abbie Bernstein, there’s a legend of Fury Road written by Miller that gives more details to Furiosa’s story (when she was just a “Warrior Women”). For example, the place she’s from is named “Gynotopia” and it explains how she rose up from one of the Warlord’s women to be his most trusted soldier. Here’s the image.


I mean, Max doesn’t even get mentioned until two-thirds down that page. If you were ever unsure who the real star of the movie is, there you go.

Another, more silly, argument to that point is made by the team as Screenjunkies. They did Fury Road for their latest Honest Trailer and certainly make a point of Furiosa being the star of the film. Unlike lots of their trailers, too, it’s obvious they love this one, but there are still places to throw a jab or two. Most of which I’m sure lots of people will disagree with.

[AV Club, Screenjunkies]

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