Nicholas Hoult explains why his War Boy character from Mad Max: Fury Road, Nux, won’t appear in George Miller’s anticipated prequel, Furiosa.
Talk about George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, Furiosa, is making the rounds again after Nicholas Hoult spoke with Comicbook.com about whether or not his War Boy character, Nux, appears in the film. According to Hoult, who talked with Comicbook.com at the Renfield premiere, fans won’t witness him in Miller’s new epic. When asked to elaborate on his absence, Hoult gave a straightforward answer that would make sense to anyone familiar with time.
While Nux is dead in the present, fans hoped his character would somehow return for Imperator Furiosa’s early days. It’s a nice thought, but according to Hoult, it won’t happen. Simply put, the time frame for Furiosa does not align with Nux and his devotion toward Immortan Joe. “I knew going into Fury Road, I knew all of Nux’s life up until the moment we meet him in that film,” Hoult said. “And obviously as a prequel, it’s earlier. Nux would’ve maybe just about been born and I don’t think I could play a six-month-old or a year old. It would be a stretch for me.”
Cmon, Nicholas! Have you seen what effects groups can do with de-aging technology? Surely, there’s enough room in the Furiosa budget to put you in diapers while driving a ramshackle Playmobile. I’m kidding, of course, but it’s funny nonetheless.
While Hoult isn’t involved in Furiosa, he’s excited to see Anya Taylor-Joy as a young and rebellious Imperator Furiosa. Hoult starred alongside Taylor-Joy in 2022’s The Menu, so he’s fully aware of her outstanding talents.
“Honestly, Anya’s going to do an incredible job with that character,” Hoult said. “From what I’ve heard from her and knowing George [is] directing, it’s going to be a really special film. I’m excited to see it just as a fan.”
Here is the official plot for Furiosa: “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.” It will take place over 15 years.
Furiosa stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson, Daniel Webber, and more. The highly-anticipated prequel is expected to drive into theaters on May 24, 2024.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/furiosa-nicholas-hoult/