Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment is Co-Producing Mad Max 4
This isn't as big of news as you might've been expecting from a title like that, but since it's New Years Day, I thought this might interest a few of you anyway. Clint of Moviehole (who lives in Australia) is reporting that Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment will be co-producing George Miller's upcoming Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Some other sites, like Cinema Blend, are claiming that this means that Gibson may indeed appear in Mad Max 4 after all. But don't be fooled, Icon is an Australian production company that has made plenty of films without Gibson in them, so this doesn't really say much at all about his potential return in the sequel.
We're not ruling out the possibility that Gibson could indeed appear in Mad Max 4, but let's not forget that about two months ago, Gibson told The Herald Sun about Mad Max: "Not with me, I don't think, man, I'm a bit old and long in the tooth for that number. You need somebody who can get around a bit quicker." It was also announced in October that Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron would be starring in the new sequel, which will have a $100 million budget. So this news about Icon Entertainment is just news that they're joining as co-producers, but it doesn't necessarily mean Mel Gibson will be back. Are we all still excited for this?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
I can't help it!! I'm perpetually excited for anything that might mean a return to the Mad Max world, whether or not it is Gibson in the lead role. Of course, it would be nice to see him do it as well!
case on Jan 1, 2010
No. Leave it be. I hate how directors and producers think we need more of a good thing and then wind ruining what was great with mediocre efforts. Spielberg did it with Indy; people complained. Lucas did it with Star Wars; people complained. Romero still thinks we need more Dead movies and all of those come out horrible. Just leave them alone and create the next pop culture icons rather than ruin old ones.
In-Rainbows on Jan 1, 2010
no mel, no me
samuelj on Jan 1, 2010
I'd rather have a mad max world MMORPG than a movie
NorthDude on Jan 1, 2010
It would not be Mad Max without Mel Gibson eventhough it will be Gibsons production company icon that will be partly producing Mad Max 4 blind fury it would be nice to see Mel Gibson do some sort of cameo roll in Mad Max 4, because it would not be mad max without Mel Gibson. 🙂
Cineprog on Jan 1, 2010
I love Mel Gibson in whatever movie he is in he makes of it an epic movie.I really need to see the previous 3 movies before watching this one.
Fisherr on Jan 1, 2010
its possible that Mad Max 4 could happen, if they do a MM4 I'm for it. Now if this was a remake I would love to see Sam Worthington do it, not because of this success in Avatar, but to allow him to use is natural accent, and not have to suffer through a broken attempt, there was only one other person I could see taking over the Mad Max character and that person is Heath Ledger but since this is not a remake and if indeed Gibson decides to don the leather outfit and carry a shotgun then I'm for that as well.
Xerxex on Jan 1, 2010
DoomCanoe on Jan 1, 2010
if MM4 could approach the incredible "MM2: road warrior"............then i'm for it. i still remember seeing "road warrior" at a drive-in; and, i'd love to see something as good as that. ( "beyond thunderdome" sucked, by the way)
beavis on Jan 1, 2010
Bring back Tina Turner and do a Bollywood style dance number in the middle of the movie!
gonnarentit on Jan 1, 2010
Just reboot the franchise. If Mel isn't going to be Max I'd rather just see a remake instead of dragging out and potentially ruining a already entertaining trilogy.
ash on Jan 2, 2010
@4 Try "Borderlands" - it comes pretty close, and they got the Mad Max style down to a T.
Gill on Jan 2, 2010
#4 play Outlander for Sega Genesis or SNES! it was Mad Max and was sooo god damn fun. Sure its absolutely nothing like an MMO but its a classic and you will feel like Max when its all over!
DoomCanoe on Jan 2, 2010
You know christian bale or samm worthington will be casted. why hold your breath?
Vincent Cipollone on Jan 3, 2010
Even though Gibson wasn't born in Australia I still think that someone who is Australian to have the lead role.
d1rEct on Jan 5, 2010
Let me say that last I heard Gibson signed on. Anyhow he needs to be in if anything to pass the torch. Anyhow he isn't old as he claims, his latest is a bit actiony so WTF? Plus Sean Connery did the Rock and he was so much older than Mel. If Mel is in it that's a win. If they decide to pass the torch, he should still be in it but a young Max should be Sam Worthington in my opinion. Just look at em http://liveforfilms.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/sam_worthington.jpg That's a young Mel.
Johnny Neat on Jan 5, 2010
Excellent if Gibson directed Worthington. That'd be a drawcard. WTF am I getting my hopes up for, but. I doubt they've even got a script. The franchise was all tired out, just like Max by the end of Thunderdome.
Lazer Bladez on Jul 19, 2010
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