Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy Might Be Cast in Mad Max 4?
Well, according to E! Online, George Miller might finally be making that Mad Max 4 movie after all. E! claims that "multiple sources" have told them that George Miller is looking to cast Charlize Theron as the lead female in the upcoming film. I'm guessing she won't be playing the new Aunty Entity (as made famous by Tina Turner), but a badass road warrior babe instead. And since Mel Gibson won't be returning as Mad Max himself (ah damn!), E! also says that Miller is looking to cast British actor Tom Hardy (who you may recognize from Bronson or RocknRolla) in the lead role opposite Theron. One great pick, one not so great.
Believe it or not, I'm actually excited for Mad Max 4, even without Gibson. The three original movies are the only good movies George Miller has ever made and I think he could make a badass newer Mad Max movie as well. At first we heard that Miller was going to make this as an anime, then we heard in May that Miller was scouting locations, pulling out some of the old cars, and dusting off the old Fury Road script. As for the new actors, Tom Hardy is a brilliant actor who has a lot of huge potential, and putting him in this could be one of the best decisions Miller makes. Theron, on the other hand, doesn't belong in any Mad Max at all, sorry.
According to E!, this is all early in development anyway: "the studio has yet to sign off on Miller's choices, and no formal offers have been made," meaning it could all change at a moment's notice. I get that in this day and age, Miller needs some hot female actress who can bring in sex-hungry Middle America audiences, but I just don't think Theron is right for it. Find someone else! Find some hot Australian girl that no one knows about (or has seen a little it of), like Rachael Taylor from the first Transformers. She'd be a much better choice and would kick ass as well. Whatever happens, I'm already getting excited for Mad Max 4.