Tom Hardy Attached to Three More ‘Mad Max’ Films

Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

Tom Hardy has revealed that he’s attached to star in three more “Mad Max” films following “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which opens May 15.

In an interview with Miranda Collinge for Esquire magazine, Hardy made the disclosure during a discussion of his role in the fourth “Mad Max.”

The magazine posted the story this week, including this excerpt: As for the pressure, Hardy says it’s enormous. “I’ve never been more excited and out of my comfort zone.” He’s seen the film, and says it’s “f—ing unbelievable.” He’s attached to a further three “Mad Max” films, though as he says, “Everything’s based on figures and how things are perceived. Inevitably it’s a business.”

Warner Bros. had no comment about the assertion. Interest in the film has risen this week with the news that the studio is planning to release the trailer for 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” with “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Hardy takes over Mel Gibson’s role as Max Rockatansky, and Charlize Theron plays Furiosa in the film, set in a post-apocalyptic, ultra-violent Australian Outback. The film serves as a sequel to the Gibson-George Miller trilogy of “Mad Max,” “The Road Warrior” and “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.”

Miller, who began filming “Fury Road” in 2012, had said several years ago that he planned to shoot two films back-to-back, with the second titled “Mad Max: Furiosa,” but Warner Bros. has not confirmed that there will be any more films in the franchise.

Hardy has a first-look producing deal at Warner Bros. through his Executive Options banner. He’s been filming Western drama “The Revenant” with Leonardo DiCaprio and “Birdman” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 7

Leave a Reply

7 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. patrik says:

    film labels: good natured – Furiosa(role -CHarlize Theron)

  2. Bill B. says:

    Even if this remake is good, signing up for three sequels is a waste of this very talented man. He should be doing other things with his immense talent than playing the same role four times. As already proven, the idea has limitations. The original was okay though awkward with Gibson being dubbed by another actor, but the sequel The Road Warrior was so awesome that it led to another sequel that was more embarrassing than awesome. Hardy is a much more ferocious & talented performer than Gibson ever dreamed of being, so I expect this remake to be strong and probably good, but three more is just overkill on an apocalyptic scenario we have seen oh so many times.

    • acropunk says:

      “…than Gibson ever dreamed of being.”

      Gibson is an Oscar winner, the original Mad Max, and was a great Hamlet. If you think Hardy’s a better actor, fine. Personally he has yet to prove that. But a ‘much more erocious and talented actor’…never.

      Sorry if you don’t like Gibson’s politics or career-fatal flaws. But you are most definitely biased spouting such vitriol.

  3. Coach L. says:

    NO-ONE, will ever replace the indelible iconic image of Mel Gibson, playing Mad Max. You can try though.

  4. Mudygreezy says:

    Tom Hardy’s a lock! Looking forward to it.

  5. harry georgatos says:

    $100 debut at the North American box office!

More Film News from Variety

Loading