Just in time to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the last film in the franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road is set to hit theaters on May 15, 2015. The film will arrive just a couple of months before the thirtieth anniversary of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which opened on July 10, 1985. Considering that this thing was filmed back in 2012, you’d think that Warner Bros. would just push it straight into July (or not – that’s Batman vs. Superman territory).
As our pals over at /Film note, details on the production still remain maddeningly slim – we know that the plot of the George Miller film has been described by Miller (who has directed all of the previous Mad Max features) as such: “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.”
The film finished principal production way back in 2012, but there is word that some additional photography is currently taking place, mainly to add extra scenes (not just to clean up existing elements). Maybe once that is complete we will actually get a better look at the cast and production? (That picture of Tom Hardy up top is the only official still we’ve seen so far, though there have been plenty of looks at cars and the like.)
Mad Max: Fury Road is set to star Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and more.
The film’s release date has no competition as of now, but Avengers: Age of Ultron will arrive two weeks before Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters, and both Susan Cooper and Tomorrowland will be released the week after.
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