While anticipation for Mad Max: Fury Road was incredibly high leading up the films release, even the franchises most enthusiastic fans were surprised by the films level of box office and critical success. With a total gross of $378.9 million and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, a sequel to the film seemed inevitable. While director George Miller has confirmed plans for two more entries in the film series, word on the development of a follow-up to Fury Road has been quiet lately. Now, star Tom Hardy, who assumed the titular role from Mel Gibson, confirmed to Collider that a Fury Road sequel will still happen.
Hardy explained that he is also eagerly awaiting word on a sequel to Fury Road.
“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 the sequel is still moving forward, though it may change titles between now and release.
“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 shared his enthusiasm for being able to work with director George Miller.
“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?”
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Mad Max: Fury Road is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD.