At the junket for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, ComingSoon.net learned from actress Teresa Palmer that she’s not going to be appearing in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, the planned relaunch of Miller’s breakthrough sci-fi action thriller, this one starring Tom Hardy in the role of Mad Max.
“I’m not [in it], actually,” Palmer said, “That’s just a rumor that has been on the internet.”
Despite the dismissal of the casting as a rumor, Palmer’s name was first mentioned in January when her co-star Jay Baruchel was talking to press for How to Train Your Dragon and told The Herald Sun:
“She gets to work with him, and she’s (going to be) doing ‘Mad Max 4’ with Miller,” Baruchel said, adding, “She’s the main chick in ‘Fury Road’. She’s going to be there for over a year. It’s really, really cool.”
Does this mean that Mad Max: Fury Road has another opening for a female role or was Palmer up for the role that eventually went to Adelaide Clemens, something that changed after Baruchel’s statement? Instead, Palmer is currently shooting D.J. Caruso’s sci-fi flick I Am Number Four outside of Pittsburgh for its release on February 18, 2011.
Look for our full coverage of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice before its release on July 14.