Mad Max: Fury Road might just be the biggest breakout hit of the entire year by the time 2015 finally ends. What many were hoping would be one of the better films of this year’s summer blockbuster season, ended up being not only that, but so much more as well. The film was created like a musical piece almost and featured some of the more complex character moments of this year’s summer season, packed in between crazy, horse-powered action sequences.
The film has also brought director and writer George Miller back into the forefront of nearly every film buff’s mind. His direction gave the movie a completely unique and visceral feel that not many other action movies have nowadays, and it’s easy to see why so many people have latched onto the film so completely.
While recently speaking with Top Gear, George Miller himself confirmed that there are in fact two more Mad Max movies in development right now at Warner Bros. as well, although he doesn’t know what the likelihood of both getting made is. Read his full quote below:
“This film [Fury Road] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade. We went to shoot with Mel Gibson back in 2001, but then 9/11 happened, and the American dollar collapsed against the Australian dollar close to 30 per cent, so we lost that amount of budget overnight. […] We were then rained out of Australia. The desert rained for the first time in 15 years, and we ended up in southwest Africa, Namibia. But in this process, we had dug down deep into the backstory, not only of the characters, but of every vehicle. How the steering wheels became religious artifacts and things like that. So we ended up with two scripts, without really trying. We’re talking to the studio [Warner Bros] about it as we speak, but which one of the two stories will happen next, I’m not so sure.”
Miller definitely seems dubious about confirming any future blockbuster projects moving forward, and considering the struggle it was to get Fury Road made in the first place, as well as the sudden cancellation of his Justice League: Mortal film a few years ago too - it’s easy to see why he might avoid saying anything concrete moving forward. However, considering the massive critical and financial success that Mad Max: Fury Road ended up being, I think it’s safe to say that fans can look forward to at least one more film in the franchise.
The movie featured some of the best and most efficient world and character-building I’ve seen in an action film in a long time too, and something tells me fans would be up for learning more about the religions and history that have developed in the the film’s post-apocalyptic world by the time we’re reintroduced to it in Fury Road. It seems like Miller has some very interesting and unpredictable ideas for the future of this franchise and characters moving forward too, and I for one, am more than okay just sitting back, strapping in, and enjoying the ride.
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