Kyle Buchanan, The New York Times:

It’s been five years since “Mad Max: Fury Road" came out in theaters, but if the director George Miller has his way, Furiosa will soon ride again.

Just don’t expect Charlize Theron to play her.

When we discussed the production of “Fury Road" for a new oral history, Miller confirmed rumors that he is moving ahead with a stand-alone movie about the action film’s heroine, who became a fan favorite thanks to Theron’s determined portrayal. Still, for those hoping to see the Oscar-winning actress back in the driver’s seat, you may have to adjust your expectations: The film is a prequel centered on a young Furiosa, and Miller is searching for an actress in her 20s to take over the role.

That oral history (again) is here.

Personally, I can’t wait to see a pre-Fury Road Furiosa, as she gets to the point of being a War Rig driver.

Could be amazing.

A key note from the write-up:

Though Theron won’t be returning, some crucial members of the “Fury Road" team have signed on. One is the Oscar-winning production designer Colin Gibson, who dropped a tantalizing detail about the prequel’s scale: As we discussed all the vehicles he built for “Fury Road" — 88 were seen onscreen, but 135 were made in total — Gibson teased, “The next possible iteration, which is on the table, has even more."

So, no Charlize Theron. But a lot more crazy cars. Hell yes.