Mad Max: Fury Road may be a sequel/reboot to a franchise that’s been dormant for nearly 30 years, but we’re still pretty excited about it. First off, the Mad Max franchise is just, well, awesome (OK, well, minus about half of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome). Second, if Mel Gibson’s road warrior Max had to be cast, the production could have done far worse than Tom Hardy, a solid actor who looks the part. Third, the film was written and directed by George Miller, who wrote and directed the original trilogy. So, of course, it makes sense that the very first reboot that we’ve actually looked forward to in a long time would also be delayed for another year and a half.
That’s right—Mad Max: Fury Road, the bulk of which was filmed in 2012 (with some reshoots currently happening), will not be released until May 15, 2015, just two months shy of the 30th anniversary of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome’s original release in 1985. No explanation has been given for such a long delay.
Mad Max: Fury Road co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Zoe Kravitz. Original star Mel Gibson is slated to have a cameo in the film, in which “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows.”
What do you think of the Mad Max news?