I don't want to alarm you guys, but according to Max Rockatansky himself, that #MadMax: Fury Road sequel you've been preparing to sacrifice your first-born child for is actually happening. Pack your bags, we're going to Valhalla!
Despite the fact that Fury Road, the outrageously good 30-years-later sequel from the unparalleled director George Miller, did pretty well at the box office and scooped a casual ten Oscar nominations, everything's been worryingly quiet on the whole sequel front for the last year or so. The last solid news being George Miller's claim that he'll get around to making a sequel but wants to shoot another film first.
There was also some buzz around a possible prequel focused on Furiosa, presumably telling the tale of how she lost her arm and became the baddest bitch in Immortan Joe's army of water-starved soldiers, but again it seemed like the project had been left to die in the wasteland (presumably because nobody at Warner Bros. is smart enough to see the potential for a brilliant, money-making and critically-adored cinematic universe here).
But now the adonis hand-carved by God himself and named #TomHardy has spoken about the prospect of a Fury Road follow-up, and it sounds like good news:
"Yeah I believe [it's happening]! I don’t know when that starts, but I believe that’s in the books. There’s a couple of those [potential films] floating around. I’m waiting for the call to come. It was so good, man."
Essentially, it sounds like Hardy's message is "hang tight, it'll happen in time," and given how long it took Fury Road to get made — it was going to shoot in 2003, then Hardy was cast in 2010, the film finally began shooting in 2012, and post-production lasted over two years — it could easily be another three or four years before there's any sequel in sight, even if Warner Bros. were to announce it tomorrow.
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It makes sense that the studio would wait for George Miller — anybody else coming on board to direct would be like giving your favorite child to the stranger who just moved in across the street and asking them to raise it. Hopefully, though, Hardy's vocal support for the sequel (which is rumored to be titled The Wasteland) will get the ball rolling sooner rather than later, because everybody — us, Tom Hardy, Warner Bros. — needs more Mad Max in their lives.
Are you down for more four-wheel insanity with Max Rockatansky?
(Source: The Wrap)