Mad Max Fury Road Casting: Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are Official

Out with Mel Gibson, and in with … Tom Hardy? Who the hell is Tom Hardy? Well, sci-fi fans might remember Hardy as the Young Jean-Luc Picard in the “Star Trek” movie “Nemesis”, though he’s since gone on to do numerous other movies, including bulking up for “Bronson” (below), and now he’s set to play Max Rockatansky in George Miller’s “Mad Max 4: Fury Road”. Word is that the story for “Fury Road” will take place just after the events of 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, which would mean Miller is intent on continuing the story instead of rebooting it as originally feared, and Max would still reasonably be a young man and not some old fart.

Besides Hardy, the official cast also includes Charlize Theron as the film’s female lead, though there’s no information about her character beyond that. If Theron’s character does end up being a damsel-in-distress in need of saving, it won’t exactly be her first time in the role. She played a similar character in John Hillcoat’s upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller “The Road”. Though if the role required her to get physical, she’s already demonstrated she can do that, too, albeit in the poorly received “Aeon Flux”. Although, who didn’t love Virginia Hey’s white-clad Warrior Woman from “Mad Max”? Theron would look good in white…

Miller will shoot the sequel next summer in his native Australia, and Warner Bros. will distribute when it’s done.

And so, the “Mad Max” franchise continues on, minus Mel Gibson…

Yup, same guy. Tom Hardy takes his roles seriously.

Yup, same guy. Tom Hardy takes his roles seriously.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well this is interesting. I’m sure he’ll do great though. He looks like he’d make a decent Lobo too.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well this is interesting. I’m sure he’ll do great though. He looks like he’d make a decent Lobo too.

  • Dedpool

    Well this is interesting. I’m sure he’ll do great though. He looks like he’d make a decent Lobo too.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    He actually looks a lot like Gibson from the first Mad Max, actually.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah he does. This just may be sweet.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah he does. This just may be sweet.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    He actually looks a lot like Gibson from the first Mad Max, actually.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    He actually looks a lot like Gibson from the first Mad Max, actually.

    • Dedpool

      Yeah he does. This just may be sweet.

  • Shiloh

    Oh,Oh,YESSSS! Rock on Tom!! I am a huge fan of this actor,and he will be great as Max!! I tell you,Tom Hardy is an actor that will make this film totally memorable.
    I would have cringed at the thought of any of the other actors I had read about taking up the mantle of Mad Max.I’ve watched every one of Tom’s films I have been able to get my hands on,but for Bronson,(due to it not being available here in the US,though it is now)and he can take a bad film and make it watchable.Really.He has quite a varied resume,if you check him out. RockandRolla,Black Hark Down,Colditz,The Virgin Queen,Oliver Twist,Wuthering Heights(Great,btw!),Stuart-A Life Lived Backwards,..The Killing Gene,..and so many more that it would bug people if I add them.He’s a pretty cool and capable actor! Here’s the link if you want to know more about the new Mad Max:::
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362766/

    So,this is a breath of fresh air for me,and I cant wait till it gets finished and released!!
    To Dedpool::Who’s Lobo? Just curious.

  • Shiloh

    Oh,Oh,YESSSS! Rock on Tom!! I am a huge fan of this actor,and he will be great as Max!! I tell you,Tom Hardy is an actor that will make this film totally memorable.
    I would have cringed at the thought of any of the other actors I had read about taking up the mantle of Mad Max.I’ve watched every one of Tom’s films I have been able to get my hands on,but for Bronson,(due to it not being available here in the US,though it is now)and he can take a bad film and make it watchable.Really.He has quite a varied resume,if you check him out. RockandRolla,Black Hark Down,Colditz,The Virgin Queen,Oliver Twist,Wuthering Heights(Great,btw!),Stuart-A Life Lived Backwards,..The Killing Gene,..and so many more that it would bug people if I add them.He’s a pretty cool and capable actor! Here’s the link if you want to know more about the new Mad Max:::
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362766/

    So,this is a breath of fresh air for me,and I cant wait till it gets finished and released!!
    To Dedpool::Who’s Lobo? Just curious.

  • Shiloh

    Oh,Oh,YESSSS! Rock on Tom!! I am a huge fan of this actor,and he will be great as Max!! I tell you,Tom Hardy is an actor that will make this film totally memorable.
    I would have cringed at the thought of any of the other actors I had read about taking up the mantle of Mad Max.I’ve watched every one of Tom’s films I have been able to get my hands on,but for Bronson,(due to it not being available here in the US,though it is now)and he can take a bad film and make it watchable.Really.He has quite a varied resume,if you check him out. RockandRolla,Black Hark Down,Colditz,The Virgin Queen,Oliver Twist,Wuthering Heights(Great,btw!),Stuart-A Life Lived Backwards,..The Killing Gene,..and so many more that it would bug people if I add them.He’s a pretty cool and capable actor! Here’s the link if you want to know more about the new Mad Max:::
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362766/

    So,this is a breath of fresh air for me,and I cant wait till it gets finished and released!!
    To Dedpool::Who’s Lobo? Just curious.

  • Jessie

    Read somewhere that Sam Worthington was going to do this film but a guess that was just a rumor then. Too bad… THAT would have been sweet!