George Miller Says Mad Max Sequels Are ‘Going to Happen’
It’s been five years since audiences were last taken to the Australian outback for the exhilarating post-apocalyptic joy ride Mad Max: Fury Road, and after an elongated financial dispute between writer/director George Miller and Warner Bros, we may finally be getting the long-awaited and frequently discussed sequels!
Prior to the release of Fury Road, Miller, and co-writer Brendan McCarthy revealed that their writing process developed enough material for two more stories centered on the titular protagonist and one that would be a spin-off focused on Charlize Theron’s one-armed war captain. While Miller had plans to film the Furiosa spin-off shortly after the reboot’s release, he and Warner Bros. got into a financial dispute over a bonus from Fury Road, delaying production on the future of the series but it appears that dispute is finally coming to an end, Miller told IndieWire (Via Bloody Disgusting).
“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,” Miller said. “The chaos has stabilized and it’s become extremely positive as the dust seems to have settled after [the AT&T merger].”
Mad Max: Fury Road, which opened in May of 2015, is the story of Max Rockatansky, played by Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises). Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. A Mad Max prequel might show us her life in The Green Place before she started working for Immortan Joe.
Mad Max: Fury Road also starred Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max, Sleeping Beauty), Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian, Troy), Zoe Kravitz (Divergent, X-Men: First Class), Riley Keough (The Runaways, Magic Mike) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Age of Extinction).
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