Is Mad Max Fury Road Finally Revving Up?

The last time George Miller talked about doing another Mad Max movie (the fourth one, which many are speculating will be “Fury Road”), he sure wasn’t sounding too high on Mel Gibson reprising his role as Max Rockatansky, lone warrior of the Australian wastelands, and protector of dogs. In fact, Miller was actually talking about going the animated route. According to Aussie online newspaper The Herald Sun, Miller is indeed starting work on a fourth Mad Max movie, but it won’t be animated.

Says the Sun, which I’m told is a bit suspect when it comes to credibility, so take it with a grain of salt:

Director George Miller is gearing up to shoot the fourth film in the ground-breaking Aussie road warrior franchise, industry sources say.

Scouting for locations is under way for the movie, which many thought would never get off the ground.

It could go into production later this year.

But it’s highly unlikely Gibson will be asked to take his leathers out of mothballs to revisit the role that made him an international star.

I think that’s a given. Miller doesn’t seem interested in getting Gibson back in the role, and I doubt if Gibson is interested in slipping on the post-apocalyptic black leather one more time. Having said that, the best route would probably be to just reboot the sucker, and create an entirely new mythology around the character.

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  • Sascha “Sash” Seitz

    It is about time for the next Mad Max. Of course Mel Gibson will be part of the project introducing his son who will carry on.

    I´m wishing George Miller a great time scouting.

    See you on the set

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  • http://www.sashcam.com,www.myspace.com/ultimatesash,www.myspace.com/sashcam Sascha “Sash” Seitz

    It is about time for the next Mad Max. Of course Mel Gibson will be part of the project introducing his son who will carry on.

    I´m wishing George Miller a great time scouting.

    See you on the set

    Carpe Diem / Noctem

    Sascha – Sash – Seitz

    http://www.sashcam.com
    http://www.myspace.com/ultimatesash

  • Stefan Rasmussen

    Come on. . .get a grip! No Mel gibson = No mad max!

    Mel gibson is mad max, nothing can change that, and he can still do it if you ask me! It’s the same with Conan the barbarian, you can’t just make someone else play that character, it’s not going to work!

    I hope Mel turns up for that though, being 53 or not. So what, Arnold was 55 in T3.

  • Stefan Rasmussen

    Come on. . .get a grip! No Mel gibson = No mad max!

    Mel gibson is mad max, nothing can change that, and he can still do it if you ask me! It’s the same with Conan the barbarian, you can’t just make someone else play that character, it’s not going to work!

    I hope Mel turns up for that though, being 53 or not. So what, Arnold was 55 in T3.

  • XBGT fan

    How can Max’s son be part of this latest story?
    He died with his Mom in the 1st movie, which is why Max went Mad in the first place.
    There is no mention of Max ever geting into another relationship since or adopting a kid or anything.

  • XBGT fan

    How can Max’s son be part of this latest story?
    He died with his Mom in the 1st movie, which is why Max went Mad in the first place.
    There is no mention of Max ever geting into another relationship since or adopting a kid or anything.

  • Shiloh

    Ya know,..I loved Mel as Max.He gave that role life,and its hard to change things.But,its been so long since that series made us think of Mel Gibson that,..well,why not try something new?? Mel Gibson stands for Lethal Weapon to me anymore,not Mad Max,though I have the whole set on DVD.HeHe,..guys dont worry.Tom Hardy will work well,I promise you all.You wont suffer over the No Mel issue.Tom will make you forget he’s not Mel.Meaning he’s such a good actor that you’ll forget your missing Mel,and you’ll watch him without realising it. Here,check him out,give him a chance,and we’ll have a new Max that Rocks!!Here’s Tom’s link at IMDB::
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362766/

  • Shiloh

    Ya know,..I loved Mel as Max.He gave that role life,and its hard to change things.But,its been so long since that series made us think of Mel Gibson that,..well,why not try something new?? Mel Gibson stands for Lethal Weapon to me anymore,not Mad Max,though I have the whole set on DVD.HeHe,..guys dont worry.Tom Hardy will work well,I promise you all.You wont suffer over the No Mel issue.Tom will make you forget he’s not Mel.Meaning he’s such a good actor that you’ll forget your missing Mel,and you’ll watch him without realising it. Here,check him out,give him a chance,and we’ll have a new Max that Rocks!!Here’s Tom’s link at IMDB::
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362766/