Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment is Co-Producing Mad Max 4
This isn't as big of news as you might've been expecting from a title like that, but since it's New Years Day, I thought this might interest a few of you anyway. Clint of Moviehole (who lives in Australia) is reporting that Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment will be co-producing George Miller's upcoming Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Some other sites, like Cinema Blend, are claiming that this means that Gibson may indeed appear in Mad Max 4 after all. But don't be fooled, Icon is an Australian production company that has made plenty of films without Gibson in them, so this doesn't really say much at all about his potential return in the sequel.
We're not ruling out the possibility that Gibson could indeed appear in Mad Max 4, but let's not forget that about two months ago, Gibson told The Herald Sun about Mad Max: "Not with me, I don't think, man, I'm a bit old and long in the tooth for that number. You need somebody who can get around a bit quicker." It was also announced in October that Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron would be starring in the new sequel, which will have a $100 million budget. So this news about Icon Entertainment is just news that they're joining as co-producers, but it doesn't necessarily mean Mel Gibson will be back. Are we all still excited for this?