Tom Hardy Confirms That There’ll Be More Mad Max Sequels
Mad Max: Fury Road was nothing short of a success when it premiered back in 2015. Not only did the film receive stellar reviews from fans and critics, it also received ten nominations from the Academy Awards including the award for Best Picture and Best Director.
Now, it looks like there are plans to make even more Mad Max movies in the wake of Fury Road’s overwhelming success. Sitting down to speak with Variety at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, Fury Road lead Tom Hardy revealed that not only is he willing to appear in another Mad Max movie - he and the rest of the Mad Max team are just waiting on the next movie.
“It was always the plan to do three of them, so I think we’re still waiting on being given the opportunity and the green light to go ahead on the next one,” the actor told the publication. “But when I engaged on that there was a plethora of material on it.”
While it’s hard to imagine the studio saying no to a sequel to a film as brilliant and as successful as Fury Road, Hardy says ultimately it’s up to Warner Brothers to green light the project.
“Obviously, it belongs to Warner Bros. so it would be them who green-lit it,” the actor explained. “But a lot of projects are in radial, you know you wait for something to land when it’s real, and as soon as it’s real we’ll jump on it.”
Though the idea of at least two more Mad Max installments definitely sounds exciting, fans will probably have to wait a while to see the projects greenlit by Warner Brothers. After all, Fury Road director did take the studio to court because it owed his production company $7 million. We’ll just have to wait and see whether both sides would be willing to settle things and work on a sequel.