Hardy’s “Mad Max” Scores An Empire Cover

Tom Hardy’s gritty yet handsome visage graces the cover of Empire Magazine’s February 2015 issue which celebrates the highly-anticipated sequel “Mad Max: Fury Road”.

Hardy takes on the role of Max Rockatansky in the movie in which he encounters Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa, both of whom have a common enemy in a savage warlord. Before they join forces, they do battle themselves in the apocalyptic wasteland of the world.

Filmmaker George Miller talked with EW the other week about the fisticuffs Hardy and Theron get up to in the film, saying: “This is not just two people standing there punching each other. This is a question of which one of them is going to survive.”

In the same interview, Miller spoke of the moment when he realised he chose well with Theron: “Charlize was driving the war rig back to base camp, and I was sitting in the cabin behind her. I remember thinking, ‘She is the Imperator, and if this was a real wasteland and we were at war, I’d be really happy she’s on our side.'”

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is currently targeting a May 15th 2015 release.