Tom Hardy Reveals He's Signed for Three More 'Mad Max' Movies
If the recent trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road got you excited for the insane summer blockbuster, then you'll be happy to know that Warner Bros. is hoping that it will launch a new franchise. In fact. the studio is so hopeful that in an interview with Esquire, Tom Hardy reveals that he's attached to three more Mad Max films. Keep in mind that doesn't mean these films are already in development, but when a studio puts together a blockbuster like this with sequel potential, they usually lock down their stars in advance now, not unlike Marvel Studios. And Hardy confirms as much when he speaks about the future potential of sequels.
On the potential of seeing him as Mad Max again, Hardy says, "Everything’s based on figures and how things are perceived. Inevitably it’s a business." Based on what we've seen in trailers so far, we're definitely on board for whatever is in store, but will general audiences turn out for a film that looks so out of this world? Here's how Hardy described the experience of making the film:
"We were in the middle of nowhere, so far away from the studio system that [Warner Bros] can’t really see what’s going on, and just getting things to and from the set was a nightmare. We’d lose half a vehicle in sand and have to dig it out. It was just this unit in the middle of x-million square-kilometres of desert, and then this group of lunatics in leathers, like a really weird S&M party, or a Hell’s Angels convention. It was like Cirque du Soleil meets fucking Slipknot."
That doesn't sound like it's for everybody, but if the action is any indicator, then maybe it'll hit a surprising sweet spot. Warner Bros. is anxious to get butts in the seats, especially in the United Kingdom, since ODEON Cinemas and Warner Bros Entertainment UK have decided to screen six minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road before showings of Furious 7. That's definitely a nice broad crowd to get on board a film like this, and considering all the vehicular mayhem we've seen in the trailers, it might be right up their alley. We're certainly hoping the film is not only good, but finds an audience as well. Thoughts?