Max Rokatansky is of course the titular post apocalyptic hero in the Mad Max series, but in the last instalment “Mad Max : Fury Road”, Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa character stole the movie.
This has led many to believe that she may also star in the proposed follow up or potentially even star in a spin-off movie.
Director of the franchise George Miller spoke to Digital Spy and shot down the possibility of Theron’s character being the focus in the next movie:
“I’m not sure, is the answer,” Miller said when asked about Theron’s potential return. “She’s not in the Mad Max [sequel] story, but in one of the stories there’s an interaction between [Max and Furiosa]. I can’t really say more than that because it’s still in progress.”
So it seems the best we can hope for for the badass heroine is some sort of extended cameo. Miller went on to say that the proposed sequel name, “Mad Max: Wasteland” may change:
“That name came out, that was just a working title, Nico Lathouris and I wrote deep backstories on all the characters and they eventually became screenplays – so we have two [more movies].
He went onto reiterate his plans to make a much smaller movie next, before he tackles the wasteland drifter named Max again.
I’m happy to say that there’s discussions about them right now, but I hope the next film I make is a very small without any special effects and not many stunts.”
I am doubtful Theron and Hardy will ever appear in a Mad Max movie together again. With the reports from set on pairs frosty relationship. I for one would love to see a re-cast Max, don’t get me wrong I love Tom Hardy in 99% of his roles, but his performance of Max just didn’t do it for me.
I would like to see a Aussie take it on or even a older Max story with Mel Gibson. I could certainly see the Mad Max movies going the same route has the James Bond series with recasting the hero every few movies. let me know your thoughts in the comments below.