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Tom Hardy starrer marks the first 3D installment for the iconic action series

Blazing into theaters nearly three years after shooting began, Warner Bros. has dated its fourth “Mad Max” movie, “Fury Road,” for release on May 15, 2015.

The film, which began filming in summer 2012, stars Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron. George Miller, who directed the previous three installments, returns to helm “Fury Road.”

Warners and Village Roadshow will release the film in 3D.

“Fury Road” marks the second May release for the franchise: the series’ second installment, “The Road Warrior,” bowed May 21, 1982, and grossed $23.7 million. The third film, “Mad Max Thunderdome,” stands as the franchise’s biggest grosser, with $36.2 million domestically in 1985.

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