Because you don’t just reinvigorate a franchise, becoming the bell of the ball (at 70) with accolades everywhere including Oscar Nominations for directing and best picture, then walk away (a walk-about?) into the sunset never to be seen again. That leads to the dark side, George Miller.
Sorry, wrong franchise.
But that was a close one. On the heels of all this awards talk, George Miller clarified some statements he made to Page 6 the other day – you know, the interview in which he said he was completely done with Mad Max? Yeah, Page 6 got it wrong (according to Miller) and he actually never meant to suggest he was walking away because – he has more to do with Max. Two whole stories worth. He just meant he’s not doing another Mad Max as his next project. Way to crash the internet and make all the fanboys cry, Page 6.
Via the Wrap, Miller said he was misquoted.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Garbled, noisy, red carpet affairs are not known as the best place to get confirmation on things. Especially since Miller is doing the circuit – as in awards circuit. He’s running from one gala event to another, talking about his nominations and the inevitable, what’s next for Mad Max line of questioning. I don’t blame the guy – or the reporter from Page 6 even. It happens.
The real news here, for me at least, is how much the world loves Miller AND his reinvigorated Max. Oscar nominations for a action/post apocalyptic film? Almost unheard of… And that has all to do with George Miller and the fans, cinephiles and everyone in between know it and appreciate it. The collective “gasp” released when Page 6 unveiled their story is a big reminder how much the audience wants more Mad Max. And seeing as Miller has two more stories in mind (as he’s been saying for a while now), all is right with the world and fanboys everywhere can relax. We’re good.
Still no word on exactly what is next for George Miller but based on all these quotes and, in reading between the lines, Miller seems to need some rest, a vacation, another project to cleanse the pallet, and then some time to lock down story. No need to be worried.
We will update you as soon as we hear more from George Miller. Until then, keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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