‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sequel Might Not Be Called ‘Wasteland’ After All

By November 4, 2015

George Miller directed the hell out of Mad Max: Fury Road earlier this year, and its easy to see why there has already been so much hype surrounding the film’s sequel. Fury Road was the re-introduction of a different kind of action movie to audiences and while we know that the sequel will feature Tom Hardy’s Max back again in some situation, there’s no word regarding what the actual story of the film will be or how it will fit into the franchise’s continuity up until this point.

Miller himself has talked about the film rather sporadically over the past few months though, teasing how the rest of the franchise will continue to delve into the mythology and world introduced in Fury Road, while also revealing that the next immediate sequel would be called Mad Max: Wasteland.

Well, looks like that might not be the case anymore.

While recently speaking with Deadline, Miller revealed that the film will likely change its title by the time everything is said and done, and Wasteland should only be considered a working title for the moment. Check out his full quote below:

“The more I speculate about what’s happening, the more I try to avoid spoilers this far out, and also I find myself talking around in circles. So the best thing I can say is that we’re definitely in discussion about making more of these, but the timing of it, I’m really not sure. Probably won’t be called Wasteland. I can say that. It was just the working title we gave it.”

Miller also went on to confirm that Tom Hardy will of course be returning for the sequels, but revealed that Mel Gibson will never reprise his role as Max in any of the future films because the filmmaker believes it would take audiences out of the story at hand. The director has mentioned that he plans on including Charlize Theron’s Furiosa at a very specific moment in one of the future sequels though, but it looks like the chances of her coming back in any of the immediate Mad Max films seems to grow increasingly less likely, which is somewhat surprising considering her character was one of the best things about Fury Road after all.

Either way, it seems like Miller has a very clear vision of where he wants to take Max’s character moving forward, and while it seems like he’s taking his time with the sequel, Fury Road will hopefully remain on peoples’ minds in the coming months as Warner Bros. looks to score a possible Best Picture nomination at next year’s Oscars. If that doesn’t tell you how much of an impact the movie has had this year too, then nothing will.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable