Can you believe that it’s been five years since Mad Max: Fury Road exploded onto our screens? Things take time in the Max-iverse… but tend to be worth the wait.

So to news that Variety casually dropped in a bigger picture article about current Hollywood production delays.

George Miller is apparently running casting auditions – via Skype – for a Furiosa spin-off from Fury Road, intended for a 2021 release. One of the names mentioned as having had a chat with the director is Anya Taylor-Joy, fresh from her star turn in Emma.

So, we’re thinking a prequel story of Charlize Theron’s epic Fury Road character then.

Here’s hoping there’s more news on this development soon. Meanwhile, here’s a reminder of just how good Mad Max: Fury Road was:

Travel the Fury Road via JB Hi-Fi.