Rumor: Patrick Stewart Might Be in Mad Max 4: Fury Road?
Make it so! I hate reporting these kind of rumors, but after the Grammys last night, there's not much else to report on. Ain't It Cool News got a random and unconfirmed email "report" from a fan in Australia claiming that it might be possible that Patrick Stewart could appear in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. We just announced four new cast members last week for this new sequel, which means it's definitely gearing up to start shooting sometime in the next few months. And if Stewart is in Oz and if he actually said "he may be back here soon to film a movie with George Miller" then it sounds like it could be true. You never know?
Here's the important email bits from AICN that potentially reveal Stewart's involvement in Fury Road:
I got to ask him whether he'd like to make a movie in Australia and he said he may be back here soon to film a movie with George Miller. I - embarrassingly - blurted "Happy Feet 2! great!" and he said "No, another one". Only other one I can see that Miller is doing is the new Mad Max movie. Patrick is sexy, but surely he's not playing mad max! hee hee - - assume he's playing another role in it. keep up the good work, 'TrekGirl'
I don't know if I trust this "TrekGirl." However, at this point (since Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome was released in 1985), the Mad Max franchise has certainly made its way into the mainstream, and I don't think it would be hard for George Miller to cast some big names in this sequel. In fact, I can see Stewart playing the lead villain or some post-apocalyptic punk badass. All of the other baddies (especially in Road Warrior) were bald or had some crazy mohawks or something like that, and that's exactly the kind of character I could imagine him playing. No word yet on if this is legit, but for now it's only a rumor. We'll keep you updated!