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George Miller Reveals 'Wasteland' Title for Next 'Mad Max' Sequel

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May 18, 2015
Source: The Playlist

Wasteland

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:

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.

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  • Bo
    He has Hardy under contract, but no mention of her also being signed up. He better do it quickly and if she isn't she can for sure demand some big money. Especially if the next film is planned around her. I find it hard to believe the next film would involve her and he wouldn't already have her under contract. He did it with Hardy. Not with her. Why? Could it be she's not in the next one? Yet? Ummm.....
    • Why?
      They will all be back. It's all lawyers and the bottom line, from her on out. Warner Bros just kicked started a new billion dollar franchise with MMFR. So Batman and Mad Max will be pretty much all they will be dumping money into for the next ten years!
      • Griff
        My only concern is Miller's continued involvement - I'd like to see him direct as many of these bad boys as he can. FR proved the franchise can easily survive the loss of Gibson but it still needs Miller's eye, I think. The guy is 70 now, and once he's gone it'll be someone else's baby and that might feel a bit... odd.
      • Bo
        Hard to say they will all be back. She simply may not want to. She doesn't need the money or the aggravation that comes with making this kind of film. And with Hardy, whom I like much more than her, which doesn't amount to a hill of beans in the long run. They don't need her; not really. It is Mad Max after all and just as many folks will show up for the next round with or without her, I would think. Who knows? Who cares? Whatever happens it'll be worth viewing. Again, I would think.
    • This is probably it, really, more than anything. They likely don't have her details figured out yet and now with all the buzz about her, it definitely makes things a bit different. Will just have to watch and see how it plays out from here...
      • Bo
        I agree. It will be interesting, well mildly, to see if 'they', after all the buzz she's getting, decide to fashion another film around her. It is Mad Max after all. That, plus the huge money she will ask for and all the perks she would rightfully want in order to be as comfortable as possible on location as these movies are very, very difficult to make. I don't know why she'd want to do it again. Once would seem to be enough and she certainly doesn't need to career-wise. We'll see what we shall see.
  • Xerxexx
    Do not become addicted to water, it will take hold of you and you will resent its absence.
    • DAVIDPD
      That guy was like an old version of Bane.
      • Xerxexx
        Much more intimidating though...and creepy.
  • oscar
    tom hardy and charlize theron had differences on stage filming fury road. wed have to see if they are willing to work together again.
    • DAVIDPD
      Everyone has their price.
  • gyro captain
    Please tell him to get Bruce Spence (aka Gyro Captain from Road Warrior or Jedediah the Pilot from Beyond Thunderdome) to appear on the next movie (and all movies to come).
    • Snake Plissken
      That would be beautiful.
  • DAVIDPD
    I would bet Furiosa and company will be excluded in the sequels. It seems Max plays better when each film is an evolution from the last. I wouldn't be too surprised if it were another solo adventure film. He needs a dog though.
    • Chris Groves
      Going by Wiki, one sequel title being thrown around at one point was "Mad Max: Furiosa" which would make me think she WOULD be back. But Theron doesn't seem too stoked about coming back....so maybe they pull the classic 'bring X character back and kill them off' move. Max on a rampage of revenge wouldn't be so bad.
      • Terry Craig
        Yeah, apparently Theron and Hardy were quite frustrated by each other on set.
        • Chris Groves
          Then I say they have no better excuse to bring Theron back and kill her off, and then have Max go on a rampage of revenge...
          • ProjectionistHP
            He would revenge them why? He would have let them to die if he could have driven the truck in the first try, and he leaves them as soon as he can... Max has only a bit of goodness left in him under his survival instict, that bit made him help Furiosa, not enough to go on revenge rampage...
  • Trey Wilson
    Bring it the fuck on!
  • Chris Groves
    I say bring Theron/Furiosa back and make a 'dramatic death' out of her.
  • ari smulders
    Thursday Ultron and mad max, Yep I am late...
  • Kesuke Miyagi
    More Furiosa make no sense. Need more Max-San.
  • IT-- II --IT
    Still more 'on board' ------------------decades STALE, ----------------------------franchise slum -------------------------------------TORTURE PORN. BTW --it looks like they're using ---------------------- the SAME art director as ISIS. Probably ARE!
  • avconsumer2
    Great. Now, can we get Hardy to enunciate a bit more next time around? Pro-ject Tom! Pro-ject!
  • ragethorn
    I walked out of that theater in complete shock. A little disappointed actually that it WASN'T the best action movie I'd seen. In reality, it was just as great as Road Warrior and that's not a bad thing. Then something began to happen. Every morning I've woken up since watching it Friday night, I've wanted to see it again more and more and more. George Miller f'n mind ninja's me!
  • Mike Zarquon
    All the movies should have Max in it. It's part of the franchise where he and other strange characters fight to survive in a post apocalyptic world. Furiosa could contact Max to help her rid of some of those annoying wasteland human scavengers that were depicted in the chase scene of MMFR.
  • ari smulders
    Seen it just now and it was mindblowing and visionary! It was the best action movie of the last decade for sure and onley a visionar could have made this. Each frame was perfectly timed and when the V8 weren't roaring the character development en dialogues where at pace of the rest of the movie. I never give a movie a 10 but this was 9.9 and the sad part is, we never ever be so fully satisfied after watching a movie. Tonight back to the cinema watching age of Ultron... Realy realy astonishing movie...
  • bzink
    I really dont get the "more furiosa" comment. Here is the thing, the movies are about Max and his story. If you want to have other characters come in and out that is great, but personally, I would like to see more of Max since that is what the movies are based on. I like the Furiosa character, its not her that has built the series.
  • Boogie
    Hey this tweet turned out to be fake, so maybe update it or take it down, I mean come on.

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