In an interview with Page Six, George Miller said that he will never again make a Mad Max film:
“I won’t make more ‘Mad Max’ movies. ‘Fury Road’ […] was forever getting completed. If you finish one in a year, it’s considered a leap of faith. Start, stop, start again.
I’ve shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever. We had to wait 18 months and every return to the US was 27 hours. Those ‘Mad Maxes’ take forever. I won’t do those anymore.”
There was a 30 year gap between the two most recent Mad Max films. Beyond Thunderdome came out in 1985. The long wait was’t because of lack of effort form George Miller, he had begun to conceptualize another Mad Max back 1997 and even has some solid plans to begin production in the early 2000s. Certain world events prevented it then and George moved on to some other projects. Plus, the production required for Fury Road is astronomical. I sincerly hope that George Miller has a change of heart, Fury Road is easilly one of my favorites of the year. That said, there surely is another director in Hollywood who can take the wheel of the Mad Max franchise.
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