Earlier this week came quotes from an interview with “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller who seemed to suggest he was done with the franchise and had no plans to direct any further films in the series.
The quote seemed strange. Miller had previously expressed desire to shoot another and much smaller film first before returning to the ‘Max’ franchise – but seemed to want to continue it and had already developed story ideas. Today, Miller has spoken with The Wrap and clarified the previous statement which he says was a straight up misquoting:
“That was a completely garbled interview. I was in New York and it was so noisy and the journalist was asking me questions on a red carpet at the National Board of Review/ She completely got the wrong fragments of information that were just not true. I said no, [another ‘Mad Max’ movie] will not be next, and she took that to mean I never wanted to make another ‘Mad Max.’ It won’t necessarily be next, but I have two more stories.”
Last week Miller re-affirmed to EW that he intended to so something much smaller for his next directorial outing: “I’ve got something a bit smaller before we go back out into the wasteland – something that’s contemporary that we can get through fairly quickly. Something with not too much technical difficulty. Something more performance-based and so on, just to clear the exhaust.”
Will we see Tom Hardy slipping back into that iconic jacket again? How much, if any, time will be spent with Charlize Theron’s Furiosa? We’ll have to wait and see.