What a lovely day! Two days ago there was a lot of talk about a rather baffling and contradictory interview, where director George Miller was quoted as saying that he wouldn’t be directing any more Mad Max films.
A rather peculiar statement considering that he has previously said that he has two more stories to tell. He has also expressed interest in exploring Charlize Theron’s compelling character Furiosa. It turns out that he was misquoted, as many have suspected. Chatting with The Wrap, Miller explained that it was a completely garbled interview.
“I was in New York and it was so noisy and the journalist was asking me questions on a red carpet at the National Board of Review…She completely got the wrong fragments of information that were just not true. I said no, [another ‘Mad Max’ movie] will not be next, and she took that to mean I never wanted to make another ‘Mad Max.’ It won’t necessarily be next, but I have two more stories”.
Miller basically repeated what he has already told several journalists, that he will be making more Mad Max films but that he wants to make a smaller film beforehand. He told Entertainment Weekly just last week that he had a smaller project in mind,
“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”.
Which is completely understandable, considering the vast scale and intense production of Fury Road. What a relief that it was all a misunderstanding, because I can’t imagine Mad Max without George Miller behind the lens. So while it may be a while before we get to experience the world of fire and blood again, one thing’s for certain – it will happen.