There’s been talk of a fourth Mad Max film happening for a while now, but with director George Miller recently confirmed to be working on Justice League and also a Happy Feet sequel, it didn’t seem like it would materialize any time soon. Now comes word from an inside source that the movie has been given the greenlight and Fox Studios in Sydney have opened up shop for pre-production. The movie is tentatively titled Mad Max 4: Fury Road, based on a script from British comic book artist/writer Brendan McCarthy, and it will star someone other than Mel Gibson in the lead role.
So, is this good news? Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was widely considered a disappointment, and fans might worry about tarnishing the series further. On the other hand, I would be stoked to see what they can do with this franchise using today’s special effects. I am also glad to see that it’s an actual sequel rather than another one of these damn remakes! There were rumours a while back that Paul Walker might be up for the lead role. Who would you like to see play Mad Max instead of Gibson?