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More MAD MAX 4 details!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... While my internet was down, I was contacted from Down Under by a reliable informant who confirms that MAD MAX 4 is a go. Apparently - George Miller has already had the various vehicles built for years now - as they were built for the doomed FURY ROAD shoot - which was shelved while George explored JUSTICE LEAGUE possibilities. That said, the cars are out of mothballs and being prepped and tuned for the upcoming shoot. There will be a new MAX as this isn't an Ethan Embry story. There's also word on a MAD MAX Playstation 3 game that we'll be getting prior to the movie. This is all thanks to my source, whom I'll call the 6-fingered Bitch! Hopefully we'll hear more from the 6-fingered Bitch!

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  • May 18, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    First to YAWN!

    by Jerri Blank

    And fuck Mel Gibson.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    So no Ethan Embry=no Mel Gibson

    by otm shank


  • May 18, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I just came in my pants

    by performingmonkey

    But that's because I'm watching this blonde fucking losing it big time on a sybian. She can hardly breathe and look how red she's gone, jesus christ never thought anyone could scream that loud!

  • May 18, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    New Max? What's the point? Oh yeah, so the tweens can 'relate' to him.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    "There will be a new Max?" What does that mean?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Max will be recast or is it just the confirmation that they are making a new Max movie?

  • May 18, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    if they *reboot* Mad Max...nothing is safe

    by Tarl_Cabot

    Indy,Rocky, Star Wars(again)...who needs movie stars anymore?

  • May 18, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by BillyMayesHere

  • May 18, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    The 6 Fingered Bitch?


    Any relation to the 1 Legged Bitch that married Paul McCartney?

  • May 18, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Wonder if a few Aussie warehouse attendants have been joy riding in the MAD MAX cars while they been sitting in storage.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    You don't need Mel Gibson for Mad Max

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    It's not like Bruce Willis and John McClane. As long as it's not some baby face you can get any tough looking hardass to play Mad Max.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    you all make no sense

    by bluetunehead

    you gripe about how harrison ford is too old to play indy, you say thank god that they aren't trying to put arnold into another terminator flick, and now you want an old as hell mel gibson playing mad max?<br><br>come on. let some no name australian (another sam worthington type?) take over. it'd be better than seeing a 60 year old mel gibson fail miserably at it.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    eric bana will fuck your eyeballs as mad max

    by daddyfatnads

    but if they cast shia lebouf i will kill 4 prostitutes

  • May 18, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by bluetunehead

    53 year old mel gibson. but that doesn't change anything. he's still not right for the role anymore, and i'd be willing to bet that they could find some australian out there who would be.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    you tards ever watch Mad Max?

    by happyboy

    It's Mel Gibson. It aint like James Bond where there's a history of casting new actors in the role.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    give CLIVE OWEN a call

    by frank cotton

  • May 18, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Epic Fail, that's like making a Rocky movie without Sly!

    by ganymede3010

    The absence of Gibson is infuriating me more and more by the minute.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Remember the time...

    by mashman1212

    when that guy posted a review of Wolverine but he hadn't actually seen it but he was suggesting others avoid it and then people got mad and then he actually did see it but by then it was too late because he had already alienated his readers? That was funny.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Can't be worse than Thunderdome.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Bring it on.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    who needs movie stars anymore?

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    Not me, that's for fucking sure. Movie stars RUIN movies. The bigger they get, the more worthless they are, and the more they mess up whatever they touch. Having said that, I do like me a good actor, and there are a handful of those who have managed to stay that way, even when infected with the movie star virus. I think Sam Worthington seems like he could be one of those. He sure comes off as a level-headed guy in interviews. I also can't think of anyone I'd rather see replace Mel Gibson in a Mad Max movie (and that includes Mel Gibson, who should be directing the new Conan movie instead of pulling a tired, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull-type revival of a twenty-year-old character).

  • May 18, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    what's with the ethan embry reference?

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    was that a joke or was he connected to the part at one time...someone want to kindly fill me in?

  • May 18, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    MM3 was crap...

    by VegasRonReturns

    ...maybe it was neat when you were 12, but as an adult, the only good thing about that movie was the actual Thunderdome fight. The rest of the movie was filled with kids and bullshit.<p> With that said, I'm still undecided about a Mad Max film without Gibson, if that's true.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    No Mad Mel =

    by PG_13_Fisting_Party

    no Mad Max. Who gives a fuck if he's batshit crazy, the cunt can tell a story.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Ummm Mel isn't exactly ancient

    by Charlie_Allnut

    he's only 53. And it is the EXACT same thing as Bruce Willis and John McClane. This will lose TONS of money, because Mad Max fans want to see Mel back in the role, not someone else. Want to do a spin off? Another wanderer some how tied in existing in the same world? Fine. Stupid but fine. Kill off Max and have feature his son? Fine. But no recasting Max.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    i'm with IndyAbbey Jones...

    by charlesbronsonLIVES

    whats with the embry reference? i don't remember him ever being attached to anything along these lines, but i dont usually follow his career path so well. can anyone fill me in or did harry smoke peyote before he wrote this fucker?

  • May 18, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    The new Mad Max will be played by a 18 year old girl

    by Yamato

    and the character will have a bunch of cool one liners and be out the avenge her effeminate boy friends death and beat up huge muscle guys like Lord Humongous with her scrawny girl fists with ease. Isn't that they type of action movie Hollycrap puts out these days?

  • May 18, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    further proof that Jew Hater's days are numbered

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    hollywood has realised that Jew Hater Gibson is a liability. his days in Hollywood are numbered and his reckoning is long overdue!

  • May 18, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah, what's the point...

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Mad Gibson IS Mel Max! Don't call it Mad Max if he ain't in it! Oh and if you need someone for the younger audiences to identify with, take some surfer dude from "Home and Away". They can play anything. Any thing.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'm not too keen on...

    by Phimseto

    ...Mad Max without Mel Gibson. And I like how some obnoxious comments said while drunk warrant this kind of blacklisting.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome sucked. NO Tina Turner. NO PG13, PLEASE.

    by Flip63Hole

    Thank you.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST


    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    dont be a dumbass! Shit Trek just made a couple of million of dollars with a bunch of new actors cast in its most famous roles. if people will turn up to a movie with Sylar playing Spock, they'll turn up to a movie with someone else playing Max. No big deal.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    It ALL depends on who they cast. It lives or dies on that

    by IndustryKiller!

    God dammit would I love to see them get Gibson back, but it just aint happenin. Especially now that they are reporting his new girl is knocked up. The hits just keep on comin' for that guy.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Happy Boy (and other "purists")

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    Sean Connery made five Bond movies at the beginning of the series. don't you think people were saying the same thing about Bond back in the sixties as you are saying about Gibson/Max? There have been three Mad Max movies. Just because there isn't a precedent for recasting the character yet doesn't mean there won't be ten or twenty years from now. Things change. Life goes on.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson has sex with female cops

    by lockesbrokenleg

    and hates the Jews.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    I Have A Really Cool New Look For The Mad Max Franchise

    by Media Messiah

    It is something we haven't seen before in the series, something that would instantly and visually set this movie apart. As I said before, I won't say it on the net, but it is a nice idea.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Yeah. This Time its for Sure. Right.

    by uberman

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times and,uh, wont get fooled again.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Agreed... Clive Owen could be a good Max

    by football

    Gibson is way too old and bloated to slip into the tight leathers and behind the wheel. It'll succeed or fail on Miller's casting of the lead... oh and the story. Better not be a remake.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Man behind the curtain

    by DerLanghaarige

    The difrference is that they didn't REALLY recast the Star Trek crew, they just used different actors to play the YOUNG versions of them. So unless this isn't gonna be a "Mad Max: The Early Years" it will be more difficult to accept, than a young actor in a flashback.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    It will be a better movie with Mel Gibson in it, no matter what. Don't we want better movies?

  • May 18, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Gerard Butler

    by A-COD

    It's a no brainer, I'm pumped for a new Mad Max movie.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Gibson Need Not Be Replaced

    by Roc Ingersoll

    This is stupid. Keep Gibson as Max. If you need another heartthrob then cast one as someone else. Mel can be age appropriate and let the youngster do the heavy lifting. Or not! It's not like Max was doing kung-fu and flips and shit. He's had a busted up leg for 2 and a half of the three movies already! Just give him the sawed-off and let the man drive!

  • May 18, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I agree, no Gibson = no Mad Max

    by m_reporter

    It's like having Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by A-COD

    Wow, you have an idea for a new Mad Max!That's Fantastic! I am the head of a mojor studio and I will give you 2 million for your idea. Email me at your earliest convienance to

  • May 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    If you make a Mad Max movie without Mel Gibson...

    by SoylentMean

    will anybody go and see it?<P> I'm going to guess yes, but only out of curiosity. <P> Mel Gibson IS Mad Max, nobody else. <P> It's not too hard to understand, really it isn't.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by Wrecks

    One in the same. No Mel = No Max.

  • May 18, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    No Gibson=No Max...but What this really needs is BALE

    by conspiracy

    Tell me that would not be a double bill of FUCKING PROFESSIONALISM! Gibson and Bale, may His name be praised, Fucking the Yarmulke right off your skull and fisting cunts in the Austrailian outback...I'd buy that for a Dollar!

  • May 18, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    On that note... KurtPliskin

    by Wrecks

    One in the same. No Russell = No Snake. Fuck Butler.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Mad Max is alive and well living in .....

    by GreatCzarsGhost

    Malibu. He's an orthidox Cathlic and loves his alter boys on a daly basis.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    You Want A New Mad Max...


  • May 18, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    You Want A New Mad Max...


    I have two words for you...RUSSELL CROWE!!!

  • May 18, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I quote Tina Turner: WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO!

    by chrth


  • May 18, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Yeah, what's the Ethan Embry thing about, Harry?

    by Frisco

    You lost me with that one. Anyway, I'm hoping for a true sequel rather than a reboot or a prequel or whatever. If they absolutely must have a new protagonist in order to bring in the wee tykes for repeat viewings (something that pretty much guarantees PG-13, doesn't it?) then they at least they should make it a different character while still having Mel Gibson as Max. Older, wiser, perhaps settled down... whatever. Even if he has to be Bill Munny to the new guy's Schofield Kid, he should be in it. <P> Now, what they REALLY need to do is make it a horror movie about a horribly burned revenant that hunts down and kills the teenaged children of the bikers who murdered him.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    The Feral Kid


    Bring on the The Feral Kid to lead the film! He must of learned something from Max, from his traumatizing time on the rig. I wanna see him playing with the music box again!

  • May 18, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    No Mel, No Max

    by Acquanetta

    Anyone else will just be trying to copy what Gibson did 30 years ago. The return of Mad Max just isn't much a story. The return of Mel as Max is.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I've never seen Mad Max

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    I was born in 1985, so this never came up on my movie radar, although I've certainly heard much about it. Is it any good?

  • May 18, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    no butler

    by TheExterminator


  • May 18, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe

    by m_reporter

    Ok, if he replaces Gibson then I might get excited about this...<p> And maelstorm, The Road Warrior (mad max 2) is one of the best action movies ever made. Right up there with T2 and Die Hard.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Saying no Mel = No Max is like saying

    by Happyfat73

    No Shatner = No Kirk. What's that? Chris Pine did a great job as Kirk? You don't say!

  • May 18, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Eric Bana

    by Dkev00

    He would be good in this one. Hell, he already owns a 1974 Ford Falcon.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    George does LOVE him some videogames...


    not surprised a PS3 game is already in the works.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    thunderdome was crap and this will be as well

    by cant_stop_yawning2

  • May 18, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Enough with the ...

    by Runs with a Gut

    ... fanboy casting.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Just get me Russell Crowe as Max

    by GodMars

    Yeah, its the lazy way out, but whatever.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    post apocalyptic crap has been done to death

    by cant_stop_yawning2

    how many scenes of grizzled heroes standing alone in wastelands do we need? you have terminator coming out in a few days, "the road" will be out shortly, 3 mm's, i am legend, virtually ever zombie movie ever made - the crap is so stale. there was some video game exec not too long ago who caught hell from his company for mentioning in a memo that the gaming industry was "boring players to death" with recycled concepts, settings, etc. agreed - we don't need another hero, we need some new ideas.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Russel Crowe is...

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    box office poison at this point. What was the last large scale movie he carried on his own? American Gangster made money because of Denzel Washington, not Crowe and 3:10 to Yuma barely broke even. Master and Commander didn't launch the franchise it was designed to and the less said about Cinderella Man, A Good Year, Body of Lies, and State of Play, the better. The man is not a very big box office draw. Plus, he's already in his mid 40s which makes a trilogy of new films a bit of a stretch. 2-3 years apart for each one makes him right around 53 by part 3 (or 6 depending on your perspective).

  • May 18, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    fanboy casting reminds me of e-harmony or

    by cant_stop_yawning2

    it is like guys sitting in their basements w/ their action figures imagining whoever in their latest stable of man-crushes would best fit the outfit. it really reminds me of e-harmony or; "I wonder what he'll wear? I wonder what he'll say? Do you think he'll bulk up for the outfit...oh I hope so. Maybe I should twitter him again..." creepy...

  • May 18, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I Loved Happy Feet!!! What A Classic Film!!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Happy feet is a triumph of a film. Kudos and bravo George!!!

  • May 18, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe as Max = RESPECT


    But I also agree post apocalyptic films have been gang raped to death.<p>Praise Bale.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    As long as Max

    by the zapper

    is played by an aussie. And no Tina Turner, unless she is surrounded by beefy rugby league players and singing "simply the best"

  • May 18, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Mad Max Musical

    by XxSoulFlyxX

    yes! Set in an Australian outback Highschool.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    HAPAJEDI: The Feral Kid. That Is What I Said...

    by Media Messiah

    ...see my post in the last talk back. Your words are almost my words, exactly? I would love to see Sam Worthington as the Feral Child, all grown-up, and now taking on the guerilla warfare tactics that he tnesssed Max employ. He, the Feral Child, will be the new Road Warrior.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    When does it take place?

    by bluebottle

    By MM3 there was hardly any petrol left, so how will this work? Does it take place AFTER MM4? <p></p>I think Miller should just make another post-apocalyptic film circa Road Warrior, without Max.

  • May 18, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    SHIA LEBOUF!!!!!

    by gruemanlives


  • May 18, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    No Mel, No Interest

    by Darth Busey

    Don't even bother.

  • May 18, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome is THE greatest movie ever made until...

    by TylerDurden3395

    it turns into an apocalyptic version of Adventures in Babysitting. Biggest nosedive in terms of quality mid-movie ever. Mel's gotta be in this. If he won't do it, just Patrick Stewart him in there with CGI and I'm sold.

  • May 18, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by Charlie_Allnut

    You may very well be right...I just think that a. Star Trek is a franchise that rises above the actors - its a brand name b. Mad Max is a franchise built on Mel Gibson - People who are fans of the series are fans mainly because of Mel's badass portrayal - I see it much like the Die Hard franchise in that sense. I just don't see the fans coming out to see someone else play Max...after all w/out Mel the movie will be no different then Doomsday. I could be wrong, just sayin...

  • May 18, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    This could be fun...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Or it could be fucking distracting. I guess we'll find out...

  • May 18, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    She said DAMMIT!!!

    by IndyCollector

    Come on! You gotta love that.

  • May 18, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Melvin Gibson

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

  • May 18, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Unless of course it's Melissa

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • May 18, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Which could explain some of his anger issues

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • May 18, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban as Max

    by Spastic Jedi

    Karl Urban as Max

  • May 18, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogan as Max

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • May 18, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    The Six-fingered Bitch...

    by BadMrWonka

    Christopher Guest or Hannibal Lecter? you make the call.<p>(it makes sense, if you think about it)

  • May 18, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Cory Barlog is working on the Mad Max game...

    by TheWaqman

    the guy who made God of War 2. He confirmed this awhile ago. But said he couldn't talk about it. But all he said was that he was working very closely with Miller. Still I'm fucking pissed they aren't using Gibson's likeness or voice. For either the game or the movie. Fuckkkkk

  • May 18, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by noncents

    If you want to start again, call the new character MAD CRACK. There is no separation. GET WITH IT!

  • May 18, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Shia as…

    by rxse7en

    Feral Kid! Bumblebee as Falcon Interceptor

  • May 18, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Mel as Max

    by DrLektor

    is the quintessential post-apocalyptic reluctant hero. Much like Kurt Russell as Snake Plisskin and Kevin Costner as the Postman... okay, maybe not the last one but you get the idea. He defined the character and as the movie is rumoured to be Mad 'Max' 4, it'll have to be Mel otherwise it looses something vital. Sure you can recast him with Russell Crowe but the actor, good as he may be, won't be able to convey or carry with him that sense of tiredness and world weariness that Mel could after suffering though 3 of the previous movies. But hey, I guess that's what acting's all about eh?

  • May 18, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Ethan Embry? Rusty Griswold is (not) gonna be Max?

    by ebonic_plague

    What the fuck IS that all about? I think I need a prequel comic to understand your incoherent references, Harry.

  • May 18, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    I hope it has Aliens

    by Seph_J

  • May 18, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Mel too mad for Mad Max anymore

    by MediaGold

    Like the guy will ever step in front of the camera again. He has more money than God. Plus, he's way too busy fighting to free Hollywood from the clutches of the evil Jews. :/ Not to mention his hobby of knocking up young desperate Russian women. I say pass the reigns to someone else. Let another have a try and if it sucks, then it sucks! Don't go see the fricking thing.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    fuck hollywood

    by jason2304

    Im so fucking sick of this crap. fucking money grubbing assfucks milking the cow, and rapeing our childhood all in one stroke.I swear to christ im gonna start downloading these shitbags they call "films". Hollywood is done getting my money! Its like the general manager of the 90's bulls saying management wins championships not Michael Fucking Jordan! Mel Gibson is fucking Mad Max. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the terminator. Harrison is indy. Sly is right hollywood tough guys are "expendable". Makes me sick, were doomed to a Matt pussy Damon as Rocky Balboa in 2016. More crap like Bourne redundency shakey cam crapfest. Where the lead weighs 1/4 of my bench press weight, but takes out 5 guys at once. Fuck this im gonna go watch The Road Warrior, drink a beer and smoke a cigar.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Mad Max is politically incorrect

    by Happyfat73

    It should be called Mental Illness Max to avoid offending mad people.</b> Or how about Anger Management Issues Max, in order to be sensitive to angry people?

  • May 18, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Nobody's raping your god damn childhood

    by Vern

    Number one, if somebody had raped your childhood you would have alot worse problems to be whining about than this. Number two, Hollywood has nothing to do with this. George Miller, who doesn't even live in the same continent as Hollywood, has been trying to make this for most of this century. They were about to start shooting WITH Mel Gibson but the Iraq war changed the economic and security situation where they were going to shoot and the whole thing went south.<p> Ideally it would be Mel Gibson but even if it's not, I want to see this god damn movie. As great as Gibson was in those movies, he's really playing a stoic Man With No Name type, and nobody's going just to see Gibson's performance. It's THE WORLD of the Mad Max movies that we miss and that's what George Miller is gonna expand on.<p> Nerds already whined away the Justice League movie, now you're gonna whine about this one? George Miller's a god damn visionary but if it was up to talkbackers he'd never be allowed to make a movie again.<p> If you want to get mad at somebody get mad at Mel Gibson, he's the one who doesn't want to do it. I'm pretty sure "Hollywood" would rather have Mel Gibson's name to put on the marquee.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    As long as George...

    by SunTzu77

    ...doesn't sell out with a PG-13 rating... and picks someone like Collin Farrell. Throw some leather pads on that boy...give him a sawed off double barrel --

  • May 18, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Vern, you sir, are a clown

    by cant_stop_yawning2

    Thunderdome? Babe, Pig in the City? The witches of eastwick? Really? Miller's a visionary? Seriously? Last time Miller expanded the MM universe, we got Tina Turner in a mohawk and two hours of crap. And also, ideally, Mel wouldn't be able to get a job anywhere under any circumstances given his background. Again, the guy is a nutjob, antisemitic, misogynistic, homophobic drunk who just happens to be, in the last half of his career, a lousy actor as well (pacino syndrome). You nerds who yearn for justice league and mm movies are a sad bunch. Why are you yearning for something other than a sequel, reboot, etc.? I mean, how old are you, anyway? If you are really old enough to have loved road warrior and mm, then you are around my age. Isn't that a little old to be clinging to the hope of a justice league movie? Put down your wonder woman doll and get out more...

  • May 18, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Next you're gonna say

    by CherryValance

    our childhoods were asking for it. Sequels, fine. Reboots, Nein.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Fucking awesome news!!!

    by a goonie

    I'll take a Mad Max movie any way I can get it. And the idea that George Miller is coming back has my really pumped. Sure, Happy Feet fucking sucked hard, but it's George Miller! He helped define post-apocalyptic action cinema!!!<br><br>As for who could play the lead role, well, I'd of course love to see Mel come back. But I understand that will almost certainly not happen. Someone in this Talkback already mentioned Gerard Butler and I think he's a fantastic choice. He has the presence and the brawn necessary for the role. I'm not a fan of Bana, so I wouldn't want him, but Butler is currently my top hopeful pick.<br><br>Anyways, it's 2009! I can't believe we're getting another Mad Max movie!!!

  • May 18, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Screw this...

    by vezner2007

    I'm with the other haters. Mad Max without Mel Gibson = shit.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    RE: No Gibson=No Max...but What this really needs is BALE

    by angel_svn

    conspiracy ... that has to have been the funniest thing I have ever read on this site. Brilliant. Fucking brilliant. I nearly choked to death on the "I'll buy that for a dollar" line. You are a genius.

  • as long as its not fucking McG or Wiseman or Paul WS Anderson or Stephen Sommers or Michael Bay or Neil Moritz "reimagining" this I'll be fine with George fucking Miller casting fucking Wall-E as Max Rockatansky. And anyone who shits on Vern is a Summer's Eve that needs disposing of.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    George Miller not only directed The Road Warrior

    by drturing

    if you had a chronic ailment, he could diagnose it, cause he's a fucking Dr, for real.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    no point if there's no Gibson

    by aboriginal

    Don't they fucking dare try a "reboot" either. Not one evermutherlovin' thing wrong with it. You don't put Gibson back into it then WTF are you bothering for?!?!?!?! More stories from the wasteland? BFD, w/o the Gibsonator.

  • May 18, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Imagine if they remade Bird on a Wire or Maverick

    by drturing

    without Mel Gibson... Nooooooo!

  • May 18, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban is a Kiwi

    by Kobaal

    And therefore totally ineligible to play an Aussie icon such as Max. There would be riots!<p> Worthington or Bana has my vote. <p> Clive Owen? Christian Bale? Get the fuck outta here!!

  • May 18, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    "Who run Barter Town?" "You know who." "Say who."

    by RandySavage

    Anyone who puts an aged midget on the shoulders of a sloth, calls it Master Blaster, and has it run a pig shit refinery, is a visionary in my book.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Eric Bana

    by dailysportspages

    He can do that type of rough character... anyone watch the movie Chopper?

  • May 18, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Once again, Eric Bana or don't fucking make it.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Bale is too busy at the moment.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    "Nerds already whined away the Justice League movie"

    by Amy Chasing

    Do TPTB really care that much what nerds think? Me thinks you give nerds too much credit. And a funny name... heh, nerd.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    Evil genius, but still genius.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I could give a shit about Mel Gibson

    by twogunjames

    Sam Worthington would make a fine max, Bana would be OK, and so would a million other guys. But the problem, as everyone here knows, is that Gibson IS Mad Max. He's the only actor who ever played him. This isn't James Bond, or Batman, or Superman. I'm going to give the flick a chance because I want to see Miller doing R-rated films again, though more than likely this will be PG-13 nonsense.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    It'll be the gang from Warrior Academy on a ROAD trip

    by kabong

    Max will be a troubled TEEN. <P> At the beginning, he'll look like Jake Lloyd in a pod race. <P> That's if George Miller is replaced by JarJar.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Peter Dinklage IS Mad Max

    by Xiphos_2

    Tru' Dat bitches! He's the last of the 4'3" Interceptors.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Why Exactly doesn't Mel want to do it?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    He was good to go a few years ago. Can we have some details on why he said no. If that was covered in another talkback I've missed it.

  • May 18, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Get some bitch to play Max

    by batzilla

    and call it "Mad Maxie Pad"

  • May 18, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Nerds whined away the Super Friends movie?

    by Xiphos_2

    Really? Because I thought that little strike thingy dingy a few years back did that. Plus c'mon, the funny book reading momma boys can't even produce a beer fart in a whirl let alone get anybody to listen to them.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Didn't they already do a Mad Max 4

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    without Gibson? It was called Doomsday.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Stallone is Rambo, Bruce willis is McClane and Gibson IS mad Max

    by coltrautman

    I dont want to watch someone else play madmax..

  • May 18, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    if you have to though, how bout sam worthington??

    by coltrautman

    he's an aussi and kinda looks like Max in T-salvation

  • May 18, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I miss Mel...

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    He's like that insane favourite uncle I never see anymore

  • May 18, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by Amy Chasing

    This reminds me of the time they said Moriarty stopped the making of the Superman movie. Yeah, and I'm the reason why there was such a delay between Back To The Future and Back To The Future Part II. Seriously, I kept asking the guy at my video store when they'll continue Back To The Future and he said "If you keep asking it'll never happen.", but I was like 9 years old and was curious and didn't know any other way to find out, so I kept asking... and it kept never happening. Until I eventually found something better to think about and whaddya know... they release Part II. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Stephen Merchant as the gyro captain

    by maximilian merkins

    And Ricky Gervais as the cackling, highly strung petrol peddler. Flame on, muthafuckas.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    i support the death penalty

    by BMacSmith

    for anyone who doesnt like Road Warrior.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    also Thunderdome is solid.

    by BMacSmith

    i enjoyed it.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    sam worthington actually looks like a young Gibson..

    by coltrautman

    I dont like the idea, but if it must be done..I nominate worthington...heck he's the new it-boy now after T-salvation, avatar and clash of the titans...

  • May 18, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    if Mel does not sign up...just call it Fury Road

    by future help

    (knowing it exist in this Mad world)

  • May 18, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by Underoos Hero

    Shoot this mother fucker on IMAX and DO NOT use any cgi!! it in 3-D IMAX using practical fx and gritty action, with hand to hand gnarly, swordy combat. Oh oh oh....I forgot, we need more little gay blonde sidekick dudes to ride on the back of the bad guys motorcycles wearing ass less chaps. NOW THAT'S WHAT THE FUCK I'm TALKIN' BOUT!! Who needs Mel?

  • May 18, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    About Worthington...

    by vic twenty

    I just got released from a screening of Terminator: Salvation and I was thinking to myself this fucker looks a lot like Gibson in his youth - and he does badass quite well. <p> And praise Lord Bale while you can, not even his Holiness could save T4.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    little gay blonde sidekick dudes

    by Underoos Hero

    If you know any....I have a motorcycle and some chaps. Just sayin.

  • May 18, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 4 - Call Me Sugur Tits!

    by Yeti

  • May 18, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 4 Beyond Thunder Bone

    by Underoos Hero

  • May 18, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    FnK FagSuaG

    by Stimpson J Cat

    Ver Da mAk VrEM VReM SiNgRdds VOT Gog fUk Hads!!!!

  • May 18, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST


    by olraz75


  • May 18, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Max without the Mel

    by Underoos Hero

    I grew up with these movies (as they were released mind you) and I LOVE em'. However, I think it's totally doable (?) to have a Mad Max world without Mel. I'm sure you can find another bad ass drifter with the same story kickin it in another part of the desert. And shit....when MM4 comes out and is successful, you could have a MM5 with the new Mad Max fighting an old run down (but still bad ass returning for his role) Mel Gibson.They could know cross paths in the desert and be like..."What are you looking at?" and then it's on.

  • May 18, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Please, LESS or no digital tools for FURY ROAD...

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    ...we don't wanna see horribly blatant and obvious CGI that ruins the movie experience.<p>Bring on organic action movie! Without imitating the preceding three films of course. Remember the vehicle chase in DOOMSDAY towards the ending? Horribly cheap imitation.

  • May 18, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    This will be what is the point?

    by Nuking the Fridge

    His last two theatrical directed movies had Pigs and Penguins. What in the world makes you guys think this will be rated "R" and at least good?

  • May 18, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Why even have Max in it if Gibson wont play him?

    by pax256

    It can still be a great little flick in the world of Max. Doesnt absolutely need that character. Anymore than the next Conan movie has to have Conan played by Arnold. You can do a story in the world of Conan and itd still be cool. So maybe Conan is in his tomb and his grandson has an adventure... or someone finds Max's ruined car and desicated corpse and salvages it on his own trek to survive in the post apocalypse... Just give us fans a nod and move one itll be fine...

  • May 18, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Mad Max game.About time.

    by hallmitchell

    Alot of games have borrowed from Mad Max. Why not the original have a shot? I want toe cutter back. LOL.

  • May 18, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Call the new MM 4...Wait for it....

    by Underoos Hero

    Mad Mick - Beyond Thunder Ham. The story follows a destitute "former" pig farmer named Mickey Havoc who was ass raped and kicked off his land by Master Blaster. Now he sets out for revenge against M.B. only to find that his glory of killing the little midget bastard and tarded body guard was taken away by Mad Mel. Now he's really pissed and sets out to find him only then to find out more bad news...Mel wasn't cast for this movie.

  • May 18, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by Jesiah

    waaaay back at the beginning of this decade, I remember they said they were either gonna get Mel Gibson to return or had their eyes on a relative newcomer at the time, Heath Ledger. I remember thinking, no way can this blonde surfer looking dude pull off a badass like Mad Max. Whatever. Mad Max was/is one of my favorite cinematic heroes and I was laughing that they thought a dude from 10 things I hate about you, The Patriot, and A Knight's Tale could pull off Mad Max. I thought the only Reason they even considered Heath Ledger was cuz he and Mel were both Australian. Other than that I didn't see him touching one of my cherished heroes. Fastforward eight years later, he doesn't do Max Max, but he does one of my other favorite characters, The Joker, even better than even I had imagined. I knew he would beat Jack, but I never would've thought that he would beat Mark Hamill's interpretation imho. God bless you, Heath.

  • May 18, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I want Mad Max to take on

    by Continentalop

    Snake Plissken. <p> Winner takes on winner of Man With No Name vs. Anton Chirgurh for title of "Ultimate Badass."

  • May 18, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    It's official : Bale is Mad Max in the reboot

    by theplant

    I was looking at the traffic lights

  • May 18, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by Toilet_Terror

    YES!! GIVE IT TO ME!!!

  • May 18, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    "From the maker of Babe 2"

    by wash

    That's how Hollywood should sell it.

  • May 18, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by Xiphos_2

    Oh you were the reason why there was such a lag, now I know why.

  • May 19, 2009, midnight CST

    MORE practical Stunts and less Digital ones

    by Xiphos_2

    Please, thank you very much.

  • May 19, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Damn it all. Mel is Mad Freakin' Max!!!

    by IAmBecomeDeath

    I hate this remake fest! I heard rumor they are thinking of redoing The Godfather with Zachary Quinto to appeal to the younger crowd and then they are gonna redo Scarface with Josh Harnett!

  • May 19, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Fuck this "Too Fast, Too RoadWarrior" Shit!!!

    by Darkplanet

    YOU DON'T REBOOT MADMAX! The only way this movie plays is with an old and nasty Mel Gibson in the driver seat. I don't want to see some young spring chicken in this role. What a tremendous missed opportunity and what a terrible lack of vision. SHAME ON YOU HOLLYWOOD!!!SHAME ON YOU!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    It would RULE to see Gibson back!

    by sonnyfern

    I mean he's not too old AT ALL. And Thunderdome ROCKED.

  • May 19, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    three exclamation points too many

    by Rupee88

    another uninspired cash grab...when will some of of you ever learn. A: Never.

  • May 19, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    If this will be PG-13 BULLSHIT (AGAIN)...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...I will fucking drop an atomic bomb on the fucking studio.<p>And yes, this definitely needs Mel Gibson AND NO CGI BULLSHIT.

  • May 19, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Hopefully it isn't so horribly shitty as THUNDERDOME.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Thunderdome was totally fucking crap.

  • May 19, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Vern -- even though I don't have a strong opinion on this....


    .....there are plenty of filmmakers that made great films in the past that should never be allowed to make a film again. Even you must admit that.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    nobody said reboot

    by Vern

    Harry is talking about FURY ROAD, the fourth Mad Max movie, which Miller has had written, storyboarded and designed for years and had multiple close calls on getting it made. He has also been developing this video game in conjunction with that story and most recently was reported to have given up and salvaged the story for some anime deal. Hopefully Harry's story is right because we need live action.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Give it to JASON STATHAM!!!

    by BatPsycho

    come on hes perfect for it and you know it. fuck Gibson in his "im getting too old and crazy" ass...

  • May 19, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST


    by Vern

    True, but Miller hasn't been gone THAT long. I'm secure in my masculinity so I can admit that although yes, his last two movies were kid's movies about animals, they were also impeccably directed, original, envelope-pushing and technically groundbreaking. Also, HAPPY FEET deserves credit for the hilarious reactions it got out of Massawyrm, Sean Hannity and Michael Medved (the last two went into red alert gay panic mode because the movie says it's okay for a penguin to tap dance).<p> So I got faith, I think he's still got it. We'll see (I hope).

  • May 19, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST


    by Media Messiah

    It's not worth 2 million dollars. It is just a nice idea for a different look, that's all.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    This will be 100% CGI

    by theplant

    Miller is the king of good CGI, remember Babe ? Note Bale, Babe.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    If you can't get gibson...

    by juice willis

    do that shit like Gotham Knight without the multiple stories. Make sure to include copious amounts of tits, mutants, midgets and all types of crazy salvage-built vehicles. Maybe Mel would be willing to do the voice work. But please don't recast such an iconic role with some other actor. As others have said, Mel Gibson is Mad Max. If you wanna portray a younger Mad Max and pick up right after Thunderdome, I could understand wanting to recast. I'd never pay a single fucking dime to see that shit, though. Not when I could be treated to a story centered around Mad Max some 25 years after we last left him wandering in the desert. George Miller can bring it.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by Cujo_Fugate

    Gerard Butler at it. This mother fuckers ripe to kick your god damned teeth out. And he should have been Wolverine. Yabble-Dabble.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I tried to read this TB

    by OptimusCrime

    But I just can't. Mel Gibson is Mad Max, and I just couldn't possibly watch another movie without him in it. Besides, who can say that Mad Max didn't blame the Jews for the gasoline shortage?

  • May 19, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Look at the guy. He sets off worldwide gaydar alerts.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Beyonce as Entity

    by Gorgomel

  • May 19, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST


    by OptimusCrime

    Agreed, but who brough that up?

  • May 19, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST


    by OptimusCrime

  • May 19, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    i liked Happy Feet and Babe

    by BMacSmith

    suck me

  • May 19, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    is this a sequel

    by NapPark

    to the gay porn version Mad 4 Max?

  • May 19, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    my apologies, BSB

    by OptimusCrime

    As I mentioned, I neglected to read the TB before posting.

  • May 19, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • May 19, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    No Gibson = no Max

    by CuervoJones

  • May 19, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Mel for Max!

  • May 19, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Vern gets it spectacularly wrong

    by kwisatzhaderach

    It's not the world of Mad Max we miss. It's Mel Gibson playing Mad Max in the Mad Max world.

  • May 19, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Worthington should not be Max....

    by poopoohumor

    ...he should be Captain America. I too just got back from a screening of T4, made me realize he'd be perfect as the Cap.

  • May 19, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    The only way this would work w/o Mel...

    by The Merk if it is a reboot. Go all the way to the beginning, a new Max, a more believable break down of society (sorry, as much as I love MM for the action and characters, the story has weak points). Start it off anew, with a new young Max, and explore new territory. Despite all the whining, reboots are not necessarily a bad thing.

  • May 19, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Shia Lebouf as new Mad Max

    by JoeSixPack

    just kidding

  • May 19, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Cars, cars, cars!

    by Star Hump

    Give me outrageous car stunts, bizarre bad guys in football pads and other assorted sports gear, and give it to me wrapped up in that warped Aussie sensability, directed by the masterful Miller, and I'm in the theater. This movie can jam without Gibson. Cast a younger bloke. Reboot it. Fuck it. It's really all about the vehicles and the violence.

  • May 19, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    will there be a mad max queef in this one?

    by wyvern

    and happy feet sucked.

  • May 19, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    i can live without Gibson, but i want to see him

    by BMacSmith

    i want to see him as an old, battered man, when humanity is hanging on by a thread. but that means no cars probably, since Thunderdome barely had any.

  • May 19, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    George Miller

    by blakindigo

    is as talented as they come.

  • I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out of controlla!

  • May 19, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Benjamin Button

    by wintocha67

    They have the technology, and I don't know why they didn't use it for Star Trek 2009, to paste an actor's face digitally onto anyone's body AND make them young again, again digitally. So Mad Max doesn't need a live Gibson, it needs a fully CGI young Gibson face pasted on some punk's body and I'm sure you could fake the voice somehow too.

  • May 19, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Mel not playing Max is like Ford not playing Indy Jones

    by Prossor

    A character who's first iteration in any form of medium is onscreen by an actor is pretty much beholden to that actor forever. This is why James Bond can have many different actors play him since it was book beforehand. But people like Max Rockatansky IS Mel Gibson and Mel Gibson IS the Road Warrior.

  • May 19, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I actually think Hugh Jackman would be pretty perfect

    by Lemming

    ..for the role. At least it would keep the Aussie's happy.

  • May 19, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Max Max = Mel Gibson

    by MRE

    Don't call it Mad Max 4 if it doesn't have Gibson.

  • May 19, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    the new Max will be a hairless eunch

    by HarryBlackPotter

    called Zack...

  • May 19, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    no jackman, ok guy but no!bana to much moonface like

    by muri71

  • May 19, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    if russell crowe wouldnt be to old, perfect!

    by muri71

  • May 19, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    anyway its gonna be shia & zac as the knight rider!

    by muri71

    well i guess they will put 2 "franchises" togehter "mad max" & "cliffhanger" and call it "mad shia hangs vertical"

  • May 19, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST

    No that's cool news, Bana, Crowe or Worthington for Max

    by KillaKane


  • May 19, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST

    "mad shia hangs vertical with zac"

    by muri71

  • May 19, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Fuck dude I would've been happy with no one playing Indy again

    by drturing

  • May 19, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    well i said jensen (luv that guy) but in BALE we trust

    by muri71

    no one other could pull that badass stuff off. hes the man

  • May 19, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    i want an old mad max = MEL GIBSON!!!!!

    by muri71

    he was old already in mad max 3, so it makes sense!

  • May 19, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    No sell outs please... MAX is an AUSSIE

    by KillaKane

    or a compromise at Kiwi!

  • May 19, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    keep hope alive

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    could be good, but with the massive name recognition (lots of people who haven't ever seen any of the movies at least kinda know the title mad max) you gotta be afraid they'll go the pg13, commercial tie in, middle of the road cgi action flick way... money rules.

  • May 19, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Mel IS Max!!!!

    by Conans Sword

    how the fuck can you have a mad max film without max!!!. i hope to god this is just some bullshit rumor

  • May 19, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    casting depends on if it's a reboot or sequel imho...

    by Y282

    if it's a reboot then bana is the only sane choice. needs to look old enough to be able to drive rwd and grow a fucking beard. if it's a sequel, needs to look grizzled enough to REMEMBER it all. gibson would be ideal, but crowe would be ok at a push. personally, as a huge MM fan i'd rather see a period reboot, set with the threat of apocalypse.

  • May 19, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Yeh! give CLIVE OWEN a call

    by NeilF

    Then hang up on him and phone someone who would be good in the role!

  • May 19, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    The Road Warrior

    by I AM ROCKO

    Is one of the greatest action movies of all time. Max is one of the greatest anti heroes of all time. To cast someone else as Mad Max is complete and utter nonsense. If it is not Gibson, it is not Max 4- make the movie about someone else, keep it in the same universe, allude to the mythology of Max, but do not dare call it Mad Max 4. George Miller- I expected better...

  • May 19, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    just watched the trailer for "love the beast" again...

    by Y282

    can't believe anyone else would do this justice if they recast it. off topic slightly, is LTB going to bereleased in the uk or on DVD any time soon?

  • May 19, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Mad Max 4 will be good...

    by Baryonyx

    ...if Miller stands down and lets Mel Gibson DIRECT it.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    You'd think Mel would do this for the sake of his reputation

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    Millions of movie fans would forgive him his transgressions if they saw him as Max again. Anyone saying Bana has to be blind. He ain't pretty enough. Gibson was so pretty in the max movies I wanted to fuck him. sorry, look like him, look like him, that's what I meant.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Can't stop yawning

    by BendersShinyAss

    I will not sit here and have you rag on Mad Max beyond thunderdome. 2 hours of crap? complainign about tina turner ina mohawk. dude, the year was 1984 - WE ALL FUCKING LOVED IT. <p>Very few australian films have stood the time test the way mad max has. most of our films look like the first one. but 2 and 3.... groundbreaking. so FUCK OFF. <p>that goes for anyone else challenging the greatness of these australian landmarks

  • May 19, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Vern, If Nerds Can Whine Away A Movie...

    by Buzz Maverik

    ...the filmmaker deserves to have his movie whined away. What kind of a filmmaker is going to get beaten by nerds. Nerds can't make a movie a success (cough-WATCHMEN-cough) and nerds can't get rid ofa movie.<p>THE ROAD WARRIOR is my favorite movie. The Man With No Name is beyond movie icon, it is part of the Jungian collective unconscious. If you look at most 21st century movies, this archetype is missing. Any movie with this archetype would be welcome.<p>Usually, I hate remakes. Make Sumthin' New of Yer Own, I always say. But as much as I love the first film, which we Bonafide Americans call MAD MAX, my nerd side does hold a little sway. I'd like to see a MAD MAX more in line with the world of what I can't help calling THE ROAD WARRIOR. Max was probably one of the last cops on Earth. It was all about to crumble...and it does with the destruction of one family and the transformation of Officer Max Rockatanski into Mad Max the Road Warrior.<p>Just get a good actor. A pretty boy is okay, maybe even needed (ah, Mel, we've forgotten how beautiful you were -- and I'm straight!). With Mel, the acting talent overcame the looks. Also, the fact that he is semi-deranged, but...

  • May 19, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Old Mel as Max = Indy 4

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Fuck him.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    What about tha fucker from the old Energizer commercials - Oi!

    by LaneMyersClassic

    That dude would be a great villain. But maybe he's too old - or dead. What was his name?

  • May 19, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    LaneMyersClassic, his name was Jacko

    by orcus

    You aren't related to the original Nym are you?

  • May 19, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST


    by ricardoflynn

    "nobody's going just to see Gibson's performance" I would.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    by listen___do_you_smell_something

    That would be Jacko

  • May 19, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Vern is typically spotless in his analysis, but...

    by Darth Busey

    "Vern gets it spectacularly wrong by kwisatzhaderach May 19th, 2009 02:36:07 AM It's not the world of Mad Max we miss. It's Mel Gibson playing Mad Max in the Mad Max world." This is 100% accurate. Vern does not have his finger on the pulse of the nerd community with regards to this particular topic.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    This is ridiculous to do this WITHOUT Gibson...

    by Coughlins Laws

    And whatever some people's problems with Crystal Skull were, I didn't hear anyone complaining that Ford didn't pull off being Indy again. Gibson could MORE than pull this off. He's still in great shape. The only thing about him is all the wrinkles in his brow. This is DOA to me.

  • May 19, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Even Thunderdome was better than most crap

    by rbatty024

    Even the weakest link is better than most Summer blockbusters we get today. Two men enter, one man leaves!

  • May 19, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    This is like doing The Sopranos without James Gandolfini

    by Coughlins Laws

    Gibson was THAT important to it, I think...

  • May 19, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    It would be beautiful

    by DrLektor

    with a new character fighting in the desert and losing everything. Broken, battered and beaten, stumbling across a crazy hermit with a beard down to his knees and a fatal dose of radiation poisoning. The two bond over rusted shells of cars and kids toys, teaching each other to live again. Then the guy decides to get some payback and the hermit has a shave and boom, it's Mel, out for one last ride into hell. FURY ROAD, low on juice, high on pain, the final journey of the greatest road warrior who ever lived. FURY ROAD: SAND IN YOUR CRACK. Ripping up your asphalt in 2011. Admit it, it won't be the same without the Mel.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    mad max maybe if some ufo's show up

    by skiff

    mad max is boring. People running around the desert pretending to be in the future. No robots no space ships no nazi's not even any evil twins.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    I'll admit that after three films with Mel...

    by rbatty024

    it will be awkward not to have him in the new film. Sure, he didn't have much personality after the first film, but I don't think he can be replaced that easily. Still, I would love to see what Miller has come up with.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Who the hell suggested Clive Owen?!?!

    by Royston Lodge

    Maybe if you want the story to be about how Max takes down an evil international corporation!<p> Without Mel Gibson, I'm gonna hafta vote "no" on this one. Not only does he own the role, but he'd be an instant money-maker for the flick. It's retarded to do this movie without him.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Skiff: No Muppets either.

    by Royston Lodge

    You can have a sci-fi action movie without Muppets.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    It's like Bob & Doug without Rick Moranis.

    by Royston Lodge

    Saw the "Bob & Doug Two-Four Anniversary" special. No Rick Moranis. Gawd, did it ever suck.

  • May 19, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by pizzafling

    do it!!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by pizzafling

    i mean... JUST FUCKEN DO IT!!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Settle Down Francis

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I love the Road Warrior - one of the greatest all time vehicle chase scenes in history. I'm also enjoying all of the passion on display for a film which portrays men with mohawks wearing football pads and assless chaps (being lead by a guy named the Lord Humongous) laying siege to an oil refinery. As for Mel or No Mel - I'm not sure it matters any more. The American viewing public just keeps getting stupider and stupider (Paul Blart - Mall Cop), they will consume anything - for God's sake they are actually remaking Cliffhanger, which may or may not be one of the signs of the Apocalypse. By the way, while I will get sucked in to watching The Road Warrior if I stumble across it on TV, I can't say the same for Mad Max, in many ways that movie is beautiful to look at, but also quite depressing - it does not tolerate casual repeat viewings (with the exception of the Nightrider chase in the beginning or the stretch of revenge at the very end). It is more appreciated than enjoyed. If the Road Warrior had never been made, Mad Max would not be as revered as it is today. However, I will say that it does have one of the all time great movie posters. I think I've seen Thunderdome once, maybe twice. After the letdown of that film, what does it matter if they recast Max? It’s just another in what is going to be a continuing long line of pointless remakes.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, JACKO was his name - Jesus Christ...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    that dude was weird - and thus PERFECT for a Mad Max movie. I just youtubed him and went down memory lane. And yes, I am Lane Myers. Harry "retired" my original moniker.

  • May 19, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by dioxholster

    idiot, dont give them ideas!

  • May 19, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    In keeping with Hollywood reboots. . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . the main character's name will be changed to "Morally Outraged Max" and the movie will be about one man's opposition to an anti-same-sex marriage ballot initiative.<p> And all the cars will be solar-powered.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Yes, I know Hollywood has nothing to do with it...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... but I had the joke in my head and I HAD TO LET IT OUT lest it melt my brain.

  • May 19, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Replacing Mel Gibson...

    by TheEnglishVillian73

    ...with Danny Glover. There's logic in that. Umm...

  • May 19, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe

    by Lord_Byron_Farthammer

    Old enough to play an older Mad Max, but not geriatric-old. Plus he's already borderline psychotic ala Christian Bale.

  • May 19, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    How about this

    by Vern

    It's supposed to be called FURY ROAD, right, not MAD MAX 4. If Gibson won't do it, how bout the new lead COULD be Mad Max, or could not be, depending on the viewer. Sort of like how Bruce Spence is the gyro captain and the pilot, two separate characters that some people think is the same guy. But it's the other way around, two separate actors that some people think is the same character. He doesn't have to be referred to by name anyway - most people don't know his name.<p> As for the "nerds whining" stuff, sorry about that, I'm just bitter because I thought that movie would've been cool only with George Miller directing, and he wasted years working on it. I felt like WB would've let it happen without the massive negative online feedback, but maybe not.

  • May 19, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST


    by dxf138

    Does anyone have a link to a good Fury Road synopsis? Maybe if it works out, they can make a crossover Mad Max/Snake Pliscin movie. And if the Lobo movie works out, they can get Lobo and Wolverine in the mix. OK, that was dumb, but if anyone has a Fury Road link, please?

  • May 19, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    are you fucking serious ?!?!

    by Keith Maniac

    There is no chance, none , not even a fucking shred, of mad Mel being in this. I'd be made up if he was, but religion and lashings of it, has fucked Mel's career and life and i think it fucking stinks.

  • May 19, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    They better just call this Fury Road too

    by Arteska

    no subtitled BS (the Continuing Adventures of The Road Warrior) or dumb acronym's like MM4. Does Fury Road as it exists center on the Max character even? Maybe all this hand wringing is even more pointless than it usually is if so.

  • May 19, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

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  • May 19, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    "no babyfaced actors"

    by 300 monkeys

    Mel was a babyfaced 23 year old when he first played Max, so if it's a reboot they SHOULD go young and innocent. It's a movie about a guy losing everything, especially his innocence. I just can't believe how stupid some of you guys are. Who cuts up your lunch for you when Mom's at work?

  • May 19, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    In Australia there is problem... and that problem is the JEW

    by ricarleite2

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    by ricarleite2

    Sid Ceaser and Mickey Rooney after money on a violent dystopian future. Make it happen.

  • May 19, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Vern: That's not a bad idea.

    by Royston Lodge

    It's kinda like the workaround Gilliam came up with for Panassus.<p> I hereby bestow a No-Prize upon you.<p> Remember to shine it every week.

  • May 19, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    here's what screenwriter Brendan McCarthy said about it....

    by dxf138

    ...which is not much. from The only thing I can say is that the whole thing is written – I spent over 2 years co- writing it with the original guy, George Miller, and I designed it as well. As we went along, we approached how we wrote the movie like animation where you get a rough draft of the script and you start storyboarding it. You get the storyboards and put them into what’s known as a story reel where we scan all the storyboard frames and put them into sequence – so that you actually have motion and duration of time. And gradually we built the whole movie through still pictures with a little bit of panning and stuff, just like an animatic. 2000 AD - Brendan McCarthy Enemy Mine George Miller’s thing with Road Warrior, for example, was that he did it completely silently – so it had to work without dialogue. Mad Max is a very pared down world – people don’t say a lot and we wanted to be able to tell the story visually. So that was a fantastic experience – I was a huge Mad Max fan. For a lot of people it was Star Wars, for me it was Road Warrior. To be trusted with this character and to take him where he needs to go – I took it very seriously. The last thing I want to see is a shitty mad Max film. Thunderdome - the first half wasn’t so bad but it fell apart in the second half with all the kids. This was an attempt to do a serious Mad Max Film. It’s called Mad Max: Fury Road, but it could be called Mad Max: Unforgiven or Mad Max: Apocalypse Now. It’s got that kind of feel to it. It’s a serious piece of work that’s in a genre mode.

  • May 19, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    what about 3 guys playing max in different age?

    by muri71

    a younger max someone babyface like, who can be badass...jensen ackles! middleaged max: bale, crowe, bana? old max just and only MEL GIBSON!!

  • May 19, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Mad Max was of its time -

    by NEUR0M4NCER

    - but is truly a piece of shit now. I never liked any of those fucking films. <br><br> That said, Mel Gibson IS Max, y'know, the TITULAR LEAD CHARACTER? Fury Road, or what-the-fuck-ever might as well just be a movie "In The Style Of" Mad Max if there's no Mel - and who needs more eighties post-apocalyptic desert snore-fests. Lance Henriksen in "Knights" was better than Mad Max.

  • May 19, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    What McCarthy said--is it even possible anymore?

    by kevred

    I can't think of any film in recent years that's anything like the Road Warrior in its intensity, strangeness, and heart. Not to mention its use of quiet and space. There's a sort of intelligence in the very fabric of that film that seems lost in today's cold, mechanical product. I don't know if Hollywood can do more than imitate it now.

  • May 19, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Out of all the names floated here, Crowe sits best with me

    by kevred

    Hard to imagine this without Gibson. I think his face and expressiveness is responsible for about 90% of the impact of those films. But a lean Crowe could function really well in this setting. Bana seems right in a lot of ways, but I haven't seen him do something that is quite gritty/dusty enough--maybe I need to go watch Chopper.

  • May 19, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Neo Romancer

    by Vern

    I like your style buddy. Take what is obviously true (i.e. Mad Max is good), say the opposite in harsh and condescending terms without any explanation. You're gonna raise some real controversy here by pretending to believe asinine bullshit. That is an exciting new use for the internet, my hat is off to you as a true pioneer and innovator.

  • May 19, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    That Dread Pirate Roberts approach would work.


    Also like The Phantom. He's the bad ass motherfucker that won't die. But there have actually be many Max's over the years. <p>Hire Bana. Shoot this shit right fucking now.

  • May 19, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Vern....I wasn's suggest Miller go the fuck away....


    ...earlier. I was just saying in general there are plenty directors that made cool shit in the past and need to blow their fucking heads off pronto.'re up!

  • May 19, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Why bother?

    by Sal_Bando

    This is gonna look like a Vin Diesel flick.

  • May 19, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando

    well maybe not. <p> I'd like to see'em do this long, belated follow up to Tina Turner and her pigshit/chainmail movie-provided if Mel Gibson is in it, and we get to see some more cars, Aussies exploding and Giant Robots. Miller can handle of that--so-let's do it. <p> Is there a Jim Caveizel part in this? Gotta have a Caveizel part in it.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Decent DVD

    by tikibars

    Ok, if this gets made, maybe the studios will actually, FINALLY use the resurrected visibility of this franchise as an excuse to release a decent DVD/Blu edition of The Road Warrior. I mean, seriously, there is a pretty good DVD of Mad Max out there, how come no one has put out a de-luxe edition of TRW yet? ...or Thunderdome for that matter, if we must.

  • May 19, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Tikibars, my Road Warrior Blu is decent

    by white_vader

    'cause it's signed by GM. Woot!

  • May 19, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    so iut will be Russell Crowe then?

    by Maniaq

    he already did a *GREAT* Mad Max in Gladiator - especially that scene when he returns to Spain and finds his wife and kid run over by a crazy biker gang...

  • May 19, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    remember his name when you look up at the night sky

    by Maniaq

    I'm not sure Bana has the chops, but I'd be ok with him instead of Crowe, sure... Worthington.. no problems there but ffs KEEP HUGH JACKMAN *THE FUCK* AWAY FROM THIS!!!

  • May 19, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Must be Mel.

    by Bubba Gillman

    Comparisons to Bond, and how different actors played that role, miss the mark. James Bond was an established creation before any of the movies were made - the actors were playing an existing character. Mad Max, on the other hand, is solely a product of the movies. The actor that originated the role therefore is integral to the character. Just like Harrison and Indy. Besides, an older, grizzly Max works - it did in The Road Warrior.

  • if I got the timeline correc, that movie sits in between the first and second one? <p> I don't (want to) know anything about the Furious Road (sorry, couldn't resist :) script but it could be set BEFORE Thunderdome, or even Road Warrior... <p> or they could do the Dread Pirate Roberts thing and have Mel cameo, but really I don't give a shit if Mel is in it or not - JUST NOT THAT HUGH JACKMAN FUCKER!

  • May 20, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Schindler's Max

    by Akira Cowabunga

    Mel Gibson can go suck Jewish cocks. In fact, he'd probably have to just to get this film distributed in many markets. I think he backed out, knowing this. Miller can't afford to have a movie pariah in his film.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    waht about i give u the finger and u give me MEL?!

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Shita Lablah

    by Dazzler69

    I really hope he hits on Eagle eye and keeps making those to stay the fuck away from great movies anymore. I think I will close my eyes when he pops up on TF2.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    hey performingmonkey!

    by The Amazing G

    miiiiiind posting a link to that vid!?

  • May 20, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Gerard Butler as Max!!!

    by Mr.Krinkle

    Gerard Butler would make a great replacement for Gibson. He's the right age, Aussie, and has very similar looks to young Mel. I could see him doing the part justice a helluva a lot more than an old Gibson picking up a check and going through the motions.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    gerad has some mouth problems

    by muri71

    somehow one side of a lip looks stif. cant see him as mad max. this tudors guy looks more like the very young mel gibson. but i want me some crowe or bale!

  • May 21, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    What in the holy fuck? Gerard Butler Aussie?

    by white_vader

    The guy's got a Scottish accent as broad as the side of a barn. Are you honestly trying to say you can't tell that from an Australian twang?! No wonder American actors can't hit an Aussie accent with a ten foot fucking pole... you are joking, right Krinkle?

  • May 21, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Akira, you do realise the distribution company Icon

    by white_vader

    (geddit?) is Gibson's? I don't think he has a problem there. Nice supposition. And by nice I mean clueless but still self-righteous.

  • May 21, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by I AM ROCKO

    ...yes it does not take much, is this called Mad Max 4- or Fury Road, or MM4- Fury Road? For the love of god, make it about Max, cast Gibson and make it a fucking hard R with NO CGI car stunts/bullshit- make the film with a 30 minutes car chase war with major carnage, main characters dying left right and centre and the final shot of a man getting up and walking through the carnage- yes its the FUCKING ROAD WARRIOR.

  • May 21, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Oh dear...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...that previous post should read: make the film END with a 30 minutes car chase/battle between Max, the bad guys, with major carnage, main characters dying left right and centre and the final shot of a man getting up and walking through the wreckage towards the sunset- yes its the FUCKING ROAD WARRIOR, battered, bruised, but victorious- but more dehumanised than ever with the violence he has witnessed and caused.

  • May 23, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    call it Mad Max 3 Fury Road

    by Prossor

    and forget Thunderdome even fucking happened. what an abortion that was.

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