Mad Mel Will Be Involved with Mad Max 4 After All. Huh?

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A “Mad Max” movie without Mel Gibson just doesn’t sound right, but last we heard George Miller, creator of the franchise, had already cast Brit Tom Hardy to replace the Melster as the hardest rags-wearin’ post-apocalyptic fighter there ever lived. So what’s the deal with this Moviehole report that Mel is not done with the franchise after all?

According to the site, who always has their ears plugged in to the Aussie film scene, being Aussies themselves, Mel isn’t quite done with the franchise yet, and in fact his Icon production company will be co-producing the fourth entry. They speculate that this could open the doors for Gibson to either re-appear in the film (in a cameo, perhaps?), or narrate it.

Of course, it’s all speculation, but I wouldn’t put it pass Gibson. He’s just nutty enough to do something like that, even while another actor plays the role he made famous. Here’s an idea: have Hardy play the character, but then book-end the film with Gibson as a much older Max, narrating the events? Could work.

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

    I still say go the Young Indy route and have Mel bookend the film as an older Max telling someone a story.

  • Dedpool

    I still say go the Young Indy route and have Mel bookend the film as an older Max telling someone a story.

  • Grimtooth

    I have a better idea – LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE!!!!! Quit re-making classics already! Crap!!!! It is inconceivable to think no one has a single freakin original idea anymore. Just because something was cool 20 years ago is NO REASON to tarnish that image with a crummy re-make or a lousy pre-quel. How many remakes have actually been good? Sure, some of the effects are improved, but usually at the cost of the story and/or plot that made the movie a classic to begin with!

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

      “It is inconceivable to think no one has a single freakin original idea anymore.” Actually yes it is. Most ideas nowadays are pretty much another idea repurposed for a new story. “Avatar” is pretty much “Last Samurai” and “Dances with Wolves” with a Sci-Fi slant. Even ideas people think are original have usually been done before, it may have been hundreds of years ago, and was a story not a movie but similar ideas abound. As for remakes and reboots, I’m all for them when done right. “Star Trek” is a perfect example of rebooting without tarnishing what has come before. As long as it’s done with the right amount of care and effort it can be done right. “Clash of the Titans” is taking pretty much the same story but amping it up, and making more of a Greek epic than the original. And I LOVE the original. But sometimes things just become dated. Mad Max needs a sequel, not a pre-quel or reboot. Which is why I say have Mel bookend the story as a much older Max, telling the story to someone, with the new person playing young Max. This way it could take place between Mad Max and Thunderdome.

  • Grimtooth

    I have a better idea – LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE!!!!! Quit re-making classics already! Crap!!!! It is inconceivable to think no one has a single freakin original idea anymore. Just because something was cool 20 years ago is NO REASON to tarnish that image with a crummy re-make or a lousy pre-quel. How many remakes have actually been good? Sure, some of the effects are improved, but usually at the cost of the story and/or plot that made the movie a classic to begin with!

    • Dedpool

      “It is inconceivable to think no one has a single freakin original idea anymore.” Actually yes it is. Most ideas nowadays are pretty much another idea repurposed for a new story. “Avatar” is pretty much “Last Samurai” and “Dances with Wolves” with a Sci-Fi slant. Even ideas people think are original have usually been done before, it may have been hundreds of years ago, and was a story not a movie but similar ideas abound. As for remakes and reboots, I’m all for them when done right. “Star Trek” is a perfect example of rebooting without tarnishing what has come before. As long as it’s done with the right amount of care and effort it can be done right. “Clash of the Titans” is taking pretty much the same story but amping it up, and making more of a Greek epic than the original. And I LOVE the original. But sometimes things just become dated. Mad Max needs a sequel, not a pre-quel or reboot. Which is why I say have Mel bookend the story as a much older Max, telling the story to someone, with the new person playing young Max. This way it could take place between Mad Max and Thunderdome.

  • Mad_MaxM_2800

    please do not take yet another amazing nostalgic part of our up bringing and turn it into a piece of crap.
    Sly did John Rambo 4 and Rockey Balboa and they were the best movies I have seen in years ya better then Avatar. you can have all the special FX in the world. but these stories like Max have heart.

    so i close by saying Sly thank you your movies they have always rocked.
    Mel Come back to your real fans and drop the Bible crying My-space.
    Your real fans are still waiting

  • Mad_MaxM_2800

    please do not take yet another amazing nostalgic part of our up bringing and turn it into a piece of crap.
    Sly did John Rambo 4 and Rockey Balboa and they were the best movies I have seen in years ya better then Avatar. you can have all the special FX in the world. but these stories like Max have heart.

    so i close by saying Sly thank you your movies they have always rocked.
    Mel Come back to your real fans and drop the Bible crying My-space.
    Your real fans are still waiting