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“Furiosa ”Stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth Present Together at Oscars 2024

Taylor-Joy will play a younger version of Charlize Theron's Furiosa opposite Hemsworth in the upcoming 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'

<p>Rich Polk/Variety via Getty</p> Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy present at the 96th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024

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Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy present at the 96th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024

The Oscars 2024 are giving Furiosa vibes!

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, who costar in the upcoming Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, reunited onstage to present the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short and Best Animated Feature during Sunday’s ceremony.

War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko and The Boy and the Heron took home the wins in each of their respective categories.

Prior to Taylor-Joy, 27, taking over the title role of Furiosa, Charlize Theron starred as the imperator in the Oscar-winning 2015 action adventure film, Mad Max: Fury Road, alongside Tom Hardy and Nicholas Hoult.

In the prequel, which is set to debut in theaters on May 24, Taylor-Joy will a young version of the fan-favorite character. Filmed in 2022, the project also stars Hemsworth, 40, as Warlord Dementus, who — according to a synopsis — leads “a great Biker Horde” that takes in the young Furiosa as the world ends.

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<p>Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock; Warner Bros.</p> From L: Charlize Theron in <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em> (2015); Anya Taylor-Joy in <em>Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga</em> (2024)

Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock; Warner Bros.

From L: Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015); Anya Taylor-Joy in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024)

Related: Anya Taylor-Joy Says Charlize Theron Gave Her Blessing to Play Mad Max Character Furiosa: 'So Classy'

The highly anticipated follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road is a “standalone action adventure that will reveal the origins of" Furiosa, said the movie’s press release.

When asked whether she reached out to Theron about portraying Furiosa, Taylor-Joy told PEOPLE, “I think both of us ended up in a situation where we were both so respectful of each other that we didn't want to reach out prior [to filming].”

The Queen’s Gambit actress added that as soon as she finished promoting her 2022 film The Menu (which, incidentally, costarred Hoult, 34), she and Theron, 48, would meet for dinner and “swap war stories” about Furiosa.

The Bombshell star later told The Hollywood Reporter that she “totally get(s)” why Taylor-Joy didn't contact her about the role, and had nothing but praise. "One of the greatest f---ing actresses is picking up something that I only imagined," Theron said in reference to Taylor-Joy.

Among the other presenters at the Oscars this year are Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lawrence and more.

The 96th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, aired live Sunday from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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