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?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
ragethorn on Apr 2, 2015
Jon Odishaw on Apr 2, 2015
I'll watch anything with Tom in it. It's shitty how greedy and corporate Hollywood is, but it is what it is.
Franklin Carpio on Apr 2, 2015
"It was like Cirque du Soleil meets fucking Slipknot." Beautiful. As if I needed any more selling on seeing this movie...
cuckoozey on Apr 2, 2015
haha i know! Mental!!!
Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 2, 2015
YISSSSSSSS...Now lock down the creative team.
DAVIDPD on Apr 3, 2015
Great idea for another three more movies. There are many great mythological stories to be told in a post apocalyptic world where Max could meet all types of weird machines created by humans and mutants. I hope they don't ruin those movies with too much CGI and over the top silly creatures just to get bums on seats.
Mike Zarquon on Apr 3, 2015
Good. Smart. Excited for this franchise. Last thing they'd need is recasting after a successful showing.
avconsumer2 on Apr 4, 2015
Yes, yes, YES!!! This new Mad Max franchise is the BEST franchise EVER. I have never, ever seen a franchise as good as this new Mad max is gonna be. Bring on ten more please! I don't even need to see it to know it's the best movie ever!!!
Charles Knowlton on Apr 5, 2015
If this new one is really good, then great. Otherwise it's just Hollywood being lazy, saves them thinking of new ideas when the suits can just franchise-milk.
AwesomeWave on Apr 9, 2015
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