The Mad Max franchise made a triumphant return in 2015 with Mad Max: Fury Road. It was a hit, the critics tended to really like it, and we all expected the first of probably several sequels to be announced. However, it didn’t happen due to a complicated battle over a multi-million dollar bonus that Miller’s production company believes it is entitled to for completing the film under budget – but Warner Bros disagrees. However, it now seems that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. In a chat with ‘Indiewire’, writer/director George Miller updated us, and has now got lovers of Fury Road really excited.
“There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story. We’re still solving… we’ve got to play out the Warners thing, but it seems to be pretty clear that it’s going to happen.”
“It all started because of the chaos at Warner Bros. and not Kevin Tsujihara, it was pre all that. He wasn’t the antagonist, because a lot of people didn’t know what was going on and were not prepared to make a definitive stand; everybody was running around fearful, it seems, through three regimes. It was hard to get anyone’s attention, so we went to litigation. The chaos has stabilized and it’s become extremely positive as the dust seems to have settled after the AT&T merger.”
YES!!!! And if this can happen – well – maybe the frustrating legal war that’s preventing Jason Voorhees from stalking the screen again will come to an end while I’m still alive.