George Miller Talks ‘Mad Max’ Sequel And Furiosa | Film News

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George Miller Talks ‘Mad Max’ Sequel And Furiosa | Film News



Mad Max: Fury Road was critically rated one of the best films of 2015. It was bound to generate a sequel and director George Miller has been discussing potential sequel plans with the working title of Mad Max: The Wasteland. The Mad Max reboot was praised for its technical ability and stunning visuals but was understandably a gruelling process, so Miller revealed he may do a smaller project before another Mad Max:


I’m not sure if it’s the very next movie I want to do. I’ve got something a bit smaller before we go back out into the wasteland — something that’s contemporary that we can get through fairly quickly. And something with not too much technical difficulty. Something more performance-based and so on, just to clear the exhaust.”


A highlight of Fury Road for many was Charlize Theron‘s character, Furiosa, that despite being a Mad Max film was really the lead role. Many would like to see more from her in the sequel. Miller said:


Yeah, she’s a pretty compelling character so it would be great to tell her story. Her backstory is really interesting. We only allude to it in this movie because this movie is on the run; people don’t have much time for recreational talk. But you pick up, you have a sense of her having gone through stuff. That’s what the film is trying to do. You’re trying to put a lot of iceberg under the tip, I like saying. One of the things that’s really gratifying, people are reading the film more than just the surface — the events of the movie, and just picking up a lot of stuff underneath it, which is very deliberate. You work hard to get that in there so it’s not just empty action — that you’re getting some stuff out of it. You’re learning about characters and their relationships and the world and so on. So in many ways, the audience is picking up a lot about Furiosa — or enough to intrigue. And she’s got an interesting story.”


So could Mad Max: The Wasteland feature more of Furoisa and her backstory? Whatever the story expectation will be sky high after the stunning road chase that was Fury Road.



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