Mad Max: Fury Road writer and director George Miller disappointed many when an interview was published which claimed that Miller said he would never make a sequel, but recently he set the record straight:
“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. 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.”
And now Tom Hardy, who took over the role previously essayed by Mel Gibson, has made fans of the movie and franchise feel even more positive, telling The Wrap:
“Yeah I believe that we’re doing sequels. I don’t know when that starts, but I believe that’s in the books.There’s a couple of those floating around. I’m waiting for the call to come. It was so good, man.”
Previously Miller has said the backstory to Charlize Theron’s character Imperator Furiosa would be “pretty interesting” to look at in any future film, while there are rumours that a follow-up film could feature both Furiosa and Max but be a prequel….which ought to be interesting considering the pair didn’t seem to know each other in Mad Max: Fury Road.
No sequel/prequel/whatever has yet been officially confirmed by Warner Bros. Mad Max: Fury Road was extremely well received and even did quite well in the 2015 Academy Awards considering that the type of film it is tends to be sniffed at by Academy voters, but it was actually only a minor success at the box office.