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Director George Miller Confirms That Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel Is Happening

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Director George Miller Confirms That Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel Is Happening

After four years away, director George Miller is going to make another Mad Max movie in the very near future.

That's great news for us all - the last one Mad Max: Fury Road was a massively popular film with both fans and critics back in 2015, and now it looks like we'll be getting a sequel.

Speaking to Deadline about his current project Three Thousand Years of Longing, which stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton and will be going into production in early 2020, he said that - while his time is taken up with matters at hand - he's already planning the next Mad Max outing.

Tom Hardy as Mad Max. Credit: Warner Bros.
Tom Hardy as Mad Max. Credit: Warner Bros.
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He explained: "I'm not done with the Mad Max story and I think you have to be a multi-tasker and there's certainly another Mad Max coming down the pike after this.

"We're in preparation on that as well. It's an interesting question, the idea of multi-tasking. I discuss this with other filmmakers and I think what happens to me is that when you're working on one thing, and you get so distracted and focused on that one thing, it's like a creative holiday to focus on the other one for a bit.

"It helps you achieve that objectivity, to look at the thing afresh each time and say, 'I thought I was doing this, but it doesn't seem to be the case now.'

"The more different the films are, the more interesting that is. A really good example: I was working on Happy Feet Two while Fury Road was getting up and then falling down. They couldn't have been more different. One was animation, the other live action. It worked for me."

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There you have it.

The film won an Academy Award for sound mixing. Credit: Warner Bros.
The film won an Academy Award for sound mixing. Credit: Warner Bros.

So, he's admittedly got to make an entire film before he'll turn his eyes to it, but that seems to show us that he's already got things in mind and will move quickly on it as soon as this latest project wraps up.

If you're unaware, or forgetful, the first film saw the titular Max - played by Tom Hardy - joining up with Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa to engage in an epic and death-defying road battle with Immortan Joe, played by Hugh Keays-Byrne.

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Miller and the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road. Credit: PA
Miller and the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road. Credit: PA

Anyway, despite struggling through production for many years, what eventually emerged was a rip-roaring action blockbuster that - a rare feat - also garnered many positive critical appraisals.

Surely, everyone wants to see more of the same, right?

Let's get it done.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment

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