Four years have passed since the release of the brilliant nightmarish Mad Max: Fury Road came out.
Excitement has peaked as the Australian director revealed that the show isn’t over yet. George Miller plans on making the Mad Max into a trilogy with at least two new movies in the works.
The movie’s huge success collected over $379 Million at the global box office. The movie has gained a cult-like status at this point. Shaun of the Dead director, Edgar Wright called it, “the best action film of all time”. That is a big deal.
“There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story.”Credits: IndieWire
“We’re still solving, we’ve got to play out the Warners thing, it seems to be pretty clear that it’s going to happen.” The director added.
While this is not the first time the sequels have been teased. Tom Hardy has been keen about playing the role and working with George Miller.
Quite vocal about his interest to reprise the role of Max, he said at the comic con last year, “It was always the plan to do three of them, so I think we’re still waiting on being given the opportunity and the green light to go ahead on the next one. But when I engaged in that there was a plethora of material on it.”
“Obviously it belongs to Warner Brothers so it would be them who green-lit it.Tom Hardy
“But a lot of projects are in radial, you know you wait for something to land when it’s real, and as soon as it’s real we’ll jump on it.”
Prior to this, he also addressed the audience at a Television Critics Association in 2017, he said the following.
“There’s mythology to do with Mad Max that spans copious amounts of tales.”Tom Hardy
Hardy continues: “What’s wonderful about George [Miller] is that he’s created sagas for Max and sagas for Furiosa [played by Charlize Theron], so it’s what he chooses to focus in on.
“I’m really just waiting for the call like, ‘All right, let’s get the leathers on and get back out there and do some more.’
“It’s there. I’m just waiting for it and looking forward to it.” He continued saying, “It’s a question of when. I’m not sure it’s called The Wasteland or not ’cause you never know. These titles change all the time. But there’s definitely another Mad Max project pending.”