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Wait! George Miller Wants to Make More 'Mad Max'; Has Two Stories

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January 14, 2016
Source: The Wrap

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Phew! As we expected, the story from earlier in the week about George Miller not doing any more Mad Max movies was bogus. The quotes were real, but they were really shoddy quotes, from a rough interview. Which is what I was expecting considering it seemed ridiculous Miller would say outright he is done with Mad Max for good. Miller just earned an Oscar nomination this morning for Best Director of Mad Max: Fury Road, and the movie itself scored a Best Picture nomination. In a recent interview with The Wrap, Miller clarifies the situation and confirms that he's even considering two different sequel ideas coming up.

Here's the full quote from The Wrap regarding the previous news being untrue and Miller's future plans:

"That was a completely garbled interview. I was in New York and it was so noisy and the journalist was asking me questions on a red carpet at the National Board of Review," he said. "She completely got the wrong fragments of information that were just not true. I said no, [another 'Mad Max' movie] will not be next, and she took that to mean I never wanted to make another 'Mad Max.' It won’t necessarily be next, but I have two more stories."

That makes more sense. He may let someone else make the sequel, but he's not ruling out the possibility of making more Mad Max movies down the line. As of 2011, there were quotes from George Miller about a new Mad Max trilogy. During the release of Fury Road last year, Miller explained they'd written even more: "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." There have been rumors about the next film being called Mad Max: The Wasteland, and at one point there was a project called Mad Max: Furiosa in the works. Maybe they're going to split these two storylines? We'll see. For now, rest assured George Miller isn't done with Mad Max.

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  • TheOct8pus
    Sweet! It's good that he has 2 stories, because Fury Road didn't have much of one... I think he might as well make a 2nd trilogy, with Fury Road as the intro installation, and have Furiosa reprise her role (which IMO was far superior to Mad Max's role in the film)
    • Higgens
      Had about as much story as the first 2 Mad Max movies, and only a tad less than Thunderdome.
      • TheOct8pus
        Yeah. But Mel Gibson had 200% more charisma than Tom Hardy....also he did a lot more than Tom Hardy
        • Higgens
          So? He was integral, he had also been in the wastes for god knows how long, thats why I found him so great. You see him learning to be a person again through the movie. To act/react on a level other than survival. Yeh he wasn't as front and center, but he was there for the whole ride, kicking ass through much of it.
    • DAVIDPD
      "Sometimes...a two and half hour chase sequence is just right." *Quotations are for dramatic effect*
  • Xerxexx
    yay
  • DAVIDPD
    Yeah...these guys are starting to "cry wolf" too often.
  • As long as he has these stories & choreography already thought out like he did with Fury Road, then I'm in. Otherwise if it's just two more stories he just "thought up" then I'm not sure how extraordinary they'll be. Nevertheless, let's do this!!
  • Higgens
    Oh thank God.
  • Payne by name
    Some kind of more elaborate story to go with spectacular visual feast would be nice this time.
  • Have Hope
    George, if we can focus on the title character, that would be grand.
  • capitandelespacio
    Some people were complaining that Tom Hardy was hardly in the movie. I should think that people who said that never saw the original 3. The Road Warrior was almost a silent movie.

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