George Miller Reveals 'Wasteland' Title for Next 'Mad Max' Sequel
We knew it was coming, as George Miller is already confirmed for more Mad Max sequels along with Tom Hardy, but the title for the next Mad Max movie might have been revealed. Hidden in the George Miller episode of The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast (found via The Playlist), Miller discusses the plans for the expanded Mad Max universe now that Rockatansky is back in Fury Road. "We've got one screenplay and a novella. It happened because with the delays [on Fury Road] and writing all the backstories, they just expanded." So what's the next title? Mad Max: The Wasteland. Bring it on. Furiosa better be in it, too.
Speaking of Furiosa, that's where things get interesting, as she deserves her own sequel. This tweet from a new George Miller account mentions "more" - but it's not a verified account so do not take this as real yet:
Hello Twitter! Thanks for all the kind words written and said about the film. We had a lot of fun making it..and there's more Max to come.
— George Miller (@GMillerMax) May 17, 2015
We knew there would be more but… Our friends at SlashFilm point out that this latest update from George Miller differs ever so slightly from what he first said about a trilogy years ago. Back in 2011, he said they wanted to make a trilogy and were finishing scripts. "We've written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters," he said at the time. Apparently he even mentioned the title Mad Max: Furiosa back then, but supposedly that might not be the case any more. Or things have changed now that everyone loves Charlize Theron as Furiosa, and she deserves a spin-off movie of her own, while Max could continue into The Wasteland himself. We'll have to keep an eye out for details. I'm definitely up for more of George Miller's Mad Max no matter what it's called.