Warner Bros. to Release ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Prequel, ‘The Color Purple’ Musical in Theaters in 2023

Warner Bros. has announced release dates for three of its upcoming films: George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel, titled “Furiosa”; an adaptation of the musical “The Color Purple”; and the family film “Coyote vs. Acme.” All three films will debut in theaters in 2023.

“Furiosa,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role, has been set for June 23. The live-action/ animation hybrid “Coyote vs. Acme” is debuting on July 21. “The Color Purple” will release around the holidays on Dec. 20.

Earlier in December, Warner Bros. shared plans to premiere its entire 2021 slate on the company’s streaming service HBO Max and in movie theaters on the same day. The studio called it a “unique one-year” model in response to the pandemic. Wednesday’s announcement suggests that although the hybrid release strategy may extend longer than a year, Warner Bros. intends to continue releasing movies in theaters.

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