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Motorcycles Star in Latest Trailer for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

a group of motorcycles on a desert road
Motorcycles Star as Mad Max Rides AgainCourtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The wild custom motorcycles alone look worth the price of admission.

Warner Bros. has released a second trailer to the Mad Max prequel. Anya Taylor-Joy, the cat-eyed leading lady from The Queen’s Gambit, and Chris Hemsworth, the happy hunk who starred as F1 driver James Hunt in Rush, star in this prequel to the latest Mad Max movie, a return to the dystopian world we first saw 44 years ago, in the coming release, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

It’s an origin story for the female lead character Furiosa, played in the last installment by the Academy Award-winning Charlize Theron. This time a younger version of Theron’s character, played by Taylor-Joy, is snatched from “the Green Place of Many Mothers,” what appears to be a man-free Eden, by raging bikers led by a hairy, bearded Hemsworth as Dr. Dementus. Thereafter, Taylor-Joy’s Furiosa must battle villains to return to the bucolic paradise of her upbringing.

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Yadda, yadda, yadda, you say, but in between it looks like there are lots of great motorcycle chases.

While information is not as forthcoming at this point as the last Mad Max movie, we do have two trailers and a small handful of stills through which to guess about the motorcycles, since we’re assuming you’d rather hear about the bikes than the bios.

Hemsworth leads the bad boys in a wild, three-motorcycle chariot. You may have seen two-motorcycle chariots raced in support events at small-town dirt tracks, and those do look like a lot of fun. You bolt two bikes together and control the throttles and steering from the rolling, standup chariot contraption attached behind. But the chariot in the movie is three bikes bolted together, with Hemsworth wearing a cape and belting out leadership as the gang marauds along.