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Mad Max: The Wasteland is the working title for the upcoming fifth entry in the Mad Max franchise and a sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road.

Production timelineEdit

  • 15.05.2015: In The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast, George Miller says that the screenplay for the next Mad Max installment was conceived during the production delays of Mad Max: Fury Road between 2003 and 2012. As explained by George Miller: "We’ve got one screenplay and a novella. It happened because with the delays [on 'Fury Road'], and writing all the backstories, they just expanded." [1]
  • 15:05.2015: On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, George Miller explains that Mad Max: Furiosa is a completely different story (most likely previously envisioned as the 3D anime centered around Furiosa), separate from the two new stories.[2]
  • 18.05.2015: Miller reveals the working title of the sequel - Mad Max: The Wasteland[3]
  • 17.09.2015: Tom Hardy expresses his eagerness to play Max once again.[4]
  • 02.10.2015: Miller confirms he's in talks with Warner Bros about filming the next Mad Max sequel but he is not sure which of the two scripts will be filmed.[5]
  • 05.10.2015: George Miller reveals the relation between the two scripts: "They’ll be tangentially linked. They’re all in the same world, but they won’t be direct sequels."[6]
  • 06.10.2015: Miller not opposed to Mad Max spin-offs directed by other people, including Guillermo del Toro in addition to three other directors Miller would not reveal.[7]
  • 06.10.2015: Mel Gibson ruled out for good from the Mad Max franchise.[8]
  • 07.10.2015: Miller not particularly inclined to jump into making another Max Max sequel yet. Claims he needs a break from those kind of movies because they are very difficult to make.[9]
  • 12.10.2015: Miller stated that Charlize Theron is unlikely to return as a central character in the sequel, though there might be a scene with Max and Furiosa. He has also stated that unlike Fury Road, The Wasteland will be a quieter affair with a smaller budget and fewer special effects and stunts.[10]
  • 26.10.2015: George Miller expresses his desire to film the next installment of Mad Max in Australia.[11]
  • 04.11.2015: Miller confirms "Mad Max: The Wasteland" is just a working title and the final movie will probably be called differently.[12]
  • 07.11.2015: Miller reveals that there is a possibility that Corpus Collossus makes an appearance in Fury Road's sequel.[13]
  • 07.12.2015: Joy Smithers (playing one of The Vuvalini in Mad Max: Fury Road) revealed that she had read the script of the next installment of Mad Max. The Vuvalini are making an appearance in it, as well as Valkyrie as a child. The movie is supposed to be a prequel.[14]
  • 12.01.2016: George Miller has indicated he is unwilling to return for a fifth installment of the saga, following the troubled production of Fury Road.[15]
  • 15.01.2016: George Miller has denied the rumours of not making another installment in the mad max saga.[16]
  • 17.02.2016: George Miller hints at character traits he'd like to use in Mad Max: The Wasteland: "I wondered, okay, how does a man who is blind and mute—and basically he could only play a guitar - survive the apocalypse? It’s actually something I’d like to use if I make another film, so I’d better keep that one to myself."[17]
  • 20.07.2016: Cinematographer John Seale expresses his interest in shooting the next Mad Max movie, reveals one of the scripts - a prequel - revolves around the character of Furiosa.[18]

References Edit

  1. http://www.theqandapodcast.com/2015/05/mad-max-fury-road-george-miller-q.html
  2. http://happysadconfused.wolfpop.com/audio/25412/george-miller
  3. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/george-miller-says-he-courted-heath-ledger-to-lead-mad-max-in-2006-reveals-title-for-fury-road-sequel-20150518
  4. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/17/tom-hardy-opens-up-about-celebrities-right-to-privacy-and-rehearsing-in-front-of-his-dogs.html
  5. http://www.topgear.com/car-news/movies/two-more-mad-max-films-coming-says-fury-road-director
  6. http://www.fhm.com/entertainment/heres-why-george-miller-wanted-heath-ledger-to-be-mad-max-in-fury-road
  7. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/10/06/george-miller-isnt-opposed-to-mad-max-spin-offs
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjDElik-Ye4
  9. http://www.nme.com/blogs/the-movies-blog/mad-max-fury-road-director-george-miller-on-making-2015s-most-thought-provoking-action-film?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=madmax
  10. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a673073/mad-max-fury-road-sequel-wont-star-charlize-therons-imperator-furiosa.html#~pqVIqwBnPZola8
  11. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/subscribe/news/1/index.html?sourceCode=DTWEB_WRE170_a&mode=premium&dest=http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/george-miller-on-the-next-mad-max-films-i-want-to-make-them-in-australia/story-fni0cvc9-1227583058152&memtype=anonymous
  12. http://deadline.com/2015/11/mad-max-fury-road-sequel-spoiler-george-miller-tom-hardy-mel-gibson-charlize-theron-1201595776/
  13. https://soundcloud.com/quentin-kenihan/big-george-miller-interview
  14. https://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-daily-edition/video/watch/30295812/joy-smithers-spills-on-mad-max-sequel/#page1
  15. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/12/fury-road-director-george-miller-i-wont-do-any-more-mad-max-films
  16. http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2016/01/14/dont-worry-george-miller-plans-more-mad-max-films/
  17. http://deadline.com/2016/02/oscars-george-miller-mad-max-fury-road-best-picture-interview-1201701661/
  18. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/anna-snoekstras-big-break-debut-novel-heads-for-a-hollywood-movie-with-emma-stone-and-julianne-moore-20160719-gq9f08.html

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