This is a bit of a turnaround. Dogged frequently by questions over much of the past year or so regarding when we will see a follow-up to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” filmmaker George Miller has previously indicated that while one is in very early development he wants to take a break first.
There’s been murmurs that someone else might take over as director of the franchise, and more recently Miller has suggested he might potentially do something much smaller and quicker first and would only then return for the next ‘Max’.
Now it seems there’s been a change of tune as Page Six today has published a quote indicating Miller is pretty much done with the franchise – and if it were to go ahead he certainly would be taking a back seat:
“I won’t make more ‘Mad Max’ movies. ‘Fury Road’ with Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough 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.”
Should Warners proceed without him at the helm, would they use the work already done by Miller on the next one or would they choose a reboot option?