Mad Max: Fury Road – What’s the deal?

source: thr.com

There has been such a glut of rumours surrounding the long-touted Mad Max sequel, we’ve been reluctant to report any of it. After all, who knows what’s what? Well, The Hollywood Reporter seems to know at least a little bit. Check out all the details, including the actor most likely to play Max, after the jump.

Let’s break it down.


1. George Miller, writer and director of the three previous Mad Max films, is slated to helm the fourth installment of the franchise.

2. It will be called FURY ROAD, just as Mad Max 2 was really called THE ROAD WARRIOR. I’m sure the words MAD and MAX will be added to the front of the title soon enough.

3. Mel Gibson will NOT reprise his role as Max Rockatansky.

4. The new film will take place shortly after the events of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

5. It will not be an animated film, as Miller has previously suggested.

OK, now here is the really exciting news.

6. British actor Tom Hardy (Rocknrolla, Bronson) is in negotiations to star as Max. (Sorry Jeremy Renner!)

7. Charlize Theron is set to play the female lead. Her role is yet to be disclosed.

8. The film will likely begin shooting in Australia next August. The $100 million local production will be distributed by Warner Bros.

Alright, so now I think we’re officially caught up on Mad Max news. If you have any information on Fury Road, please let us know. I’m sure there are going to be plenty of tidbits about this highly anticipated production dribbled out over the coming months.

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