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Rumor: Patrick Stewart Might Be in Mad Max 4: Fury Road?

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February 1, 2010
Source: Ain't It Cool News

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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!

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  • tobi,leader of the akatsuki
    please don't make it so,patrick.
  • Just try to picture Stewart with a rainbow mohawk :o)
  • Ivor
    Hey!!! look this!!! http://www.interney.net/blogs/media/mdm/madpatric.jpg BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • Sabes
    Patrick Stewart is awesome.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Look what happened to Connery when he did The of Extraodianay Gentlemen. After such a great career in movies, his last movie was a turd that he will never live down. Hopefully Patrick Stewart won't make the same mistake by getting involved with this piece of junk.
  • Janny
    get it right, its Sir. Patrick Stewart just watched David Lynch's Dune last night, the more sir. patric sterwart the better
  • GIGERBRICK
    What are they trying to do with this movie, a cast list of clearasil teenyboppers animated sequences and "SIR" Patrick Stewart as what? The news keeps getting stranger. They need to go back to the drawing board, get some no name actors, an arsenal of stunt people, a box of dynamite and do this thing right..
  • twittwit
    #5- "Look what happened to Connery when he did The of Extraodianay Gentlemen. After such a great career in movies, his last movie was a turd that he will never live down." Oh please. Connery's been making bad films since before I was born; Zardoz, Meteor, Robin And Marian, Outland, Sword Of The Valiant/Green Knight. LXG just happened to be his last crapfest and we should be thankful for it. Don't get me wrong, I love Connery but to suggest that things took a turn after LXG is a bit naive.
  • Harry the Spammer
    Stewart could play Max's dad. Remember how Tom Hardy played young Picard in Star Trek: Abortion? Looked nothing alike though both were bald. Close enough I guess.

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