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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 30: Chris Hemsworth attends a preview of Tourism Australia's latest campaign at Sydney Opera House on October 30, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

Fans are divided after finding out that Chris Hemsworth is set to play the lead villain in Mad Max: Furiosa. Kyle Buchanan’s tell-all book Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road revealed that Hemsworth will play the lead villain in the upcoming prequel film.

Per The Independent, Warner Bros. pushed back the film’s release date by a year to May 24, 2024 (it had originally been set for June 2023). George Miller is returning to write and direct the film, which is being touted as Australia’s biggest production ever. The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy is set to play the lead role as Furiosa, which was played by Charlize Theron in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Tom Burke are also part of the cast.

While some fans are happy about Hemsworth’s casting, others aren’t too sure about watching their “favorite” superhero turn into a villain. See what they had to say below:

  • The Yassification Of Immortan Joe

  • Hemsworth Is Better As A Villain

  • Only Grotesque Men

  • Villain Once Again

  • In His Villain Era

  • You Either Die A Norse God...

  • All In

  • He's Too Cool For That

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