'Mad Max' director reveals there will be two sequels
There's no doubt that Mad Max: Fury Road, was one of the most over-the-top, insane, and brilliant action movies of all time. A partial remake of the original franchise, which famously starred Braveheart and Lethal Weapon actor Mel Gibson, Fury Road tells the story of a former-cop-turned-desperate-survivor Max Rockatansky (played by Tom Hardy), who is eking out a grim existence in a post-apocalyptic Australian outback.
Following a severe world energy crisis, civilisation has deteriorated to a gasoline-fueled collection of primitive, automobile-obsessed hunter-gatherer tribes. The Road Warrior has to team up with Imperator Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron) to defeat the brutal warlord Immortan Joe.
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Upon release, the movie was rightly-hailed by critics as the best film of 2015 and one of the greatest films of the 21st century, earning over $400 million at the box office. In particular, pundits praised the movie for its direction, screenplay, action sequences, score and cinematography. No surprises then, that director George Miller has announced that there will be two sequels in the near future.
In a recent interview with IndieWire, Miller stated: "There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story. We’re still solving, we’ve got to play out the Warners thing, it seems to be pretty clear that it’s going to happen."
Commenting on Fury Road's overwhelmingly positive reception, Miller added: "When you make the film, you know what you hoped to accomplish. It’s audiences who tell you what you’ve got. Sitting in the cinema with paying audiences, feeling their response, then I believe it. All the talk that people offer - the critical response, the people who unexpectedly get in touch - I’m embarrassed to talk about it."
He continued: "But if you get a lot of filmmakers and creative people in the industry calling personally to say: “I went to the cinema five times in a row to watch the film,” then you know they’re getting something from the movie."
Personally, I can't wait to check out the next movie when it comes out. I'm sure it will be absolutely phenomenal.