It seems like only yesterday that Mad Max: Fury Road kicked the door to the action genre down while director George Miller walked in the room and showed all of us how a master gets the job done. A job done so well that a movie with fire guitars and giant crazy car chases topped a lot of the ‘best of 2015’ lists and showered with awards that it absolutely deserved. It was an amazing movie that was ten years in the making and the idea that we might have to wait ten more to see another was depressing. While the shoot was notoriously hard on everyone with Miller’s reliant on practical effects it appears that star Tom Hardy is ready to jump into the drivers seat again.
In an interview with Collider as Hardy promotes his new television show Taboo they asked him about the upcoming sequels and prequels.
I’m anxiously waiting to find out. There’s mythology to do with Mad Max that spans copious amounts of tales. What’s wonderful about George [Miller] is that he’s created sagas for Max and sagas for Furiosa, so it’s what he chooses to focus in on. I’m really just waiting for the call like, “All right, let’s get the leathers on and get back out there and do some more.” It’s there. I’m just waiting for it and looking forward to it.
Hardy confirmed that he’s signed for a total of three movies but that Mad Max: The Wasteland might not be the final title.
Is Mad Max: The Wasteland happening?
Yeah, as far as I’ve signed to do three of them. It’s a question of when. I’m not sure it’s called The Wasteland or not ‘cause you never know. These titles change all the time. But, there’s definitely another Mad Max project pending.
Hardy doesn’t appear to know much aside from the fact that the movie is happening but despite such a hard shoot it appears that him and director George Miller get along very well which is a good thing for those of us anxious for more Mad Max action.
What are you excited about, with returning to that particular character?
HARDY: I love working with George [Miller] and the fact that his mythology is so deep. It’s a joy to work with an artist and somebody who has the ability to be a movie maker, as well. It’s the full package, isn’t it?
Oh, what a day, what a lovely day.