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Meanwhile - in MAD MAX 4 aka FURY ROAD - casting begins fleshing out sans Mel thus far...

Hey folks, Harry here with the MAD MAX: FURY ROAD news - which sadly doesn't seem to be starring the COLD WARRIOR from Shane Black's same titled film. Instead... Why looky! TOM HARDY looks to be playing Max - as the film is set shortly after the demise of Master Blaster. Also - the film will have Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Teresa Palmer and Adelaide Clemens. At least that is according to the Hollywood Reporter, as written by the masterful Borys Kit. Tom Hardy turned in one of the most brilliant performances of 2009, So I'm all for him - hope Charlize has a great character. How bout y'all? Are y'all just going to call it lame cuz Mel's a no show? Me, I'm behind George Miller - all the way!

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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Tom Hardy?

    by sonnyfern

    Jeremy Renner would've been my choice...

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    This remake is unnecessary

    by beetlegeuse

    as opposed to all those other necessary remakes, i know. I'm keeping my hopes and expectations low

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Idk...isn't the script for this thing suppose to be legendary?

    by sonnyfern

    I love the Mad Max movies...even the crazy ass 3rd one. I'd love to see Mel as a cranky ass Max, but whatever...I'm down if it's good enough.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Mad

    by SanityKaos

    Mad Max is one of the greatest revenge movies of all time! Road Warrior is good. Beyond Thunderdome was a JOKE!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Without Mel I just don't give a fuck...

    by Stegman84

    ...it may be a reactionary opinion, but it is also an honest one. I don't want to see a Dirty Harry movie without Clint Eastwood. I don't want to see an Indiana Jones movie without Harrison Ford. I don't want to see a Rambo or Rocky movie without Sylvester Stallone. And I don't want to see a Mad Max movie without Mel Gibson. I don't care if it's good, bad, or indifferent, without that person in that role it holds absolutely no interest for me personally.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Remake???

    by SanityKaos

    Hello...This is NOT a remake! This takes place AFTER Thunderdome! Did anyone read the article?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    How the FUCK

    by Darryl_Revok

    do you fuck up grammar and comprehension that badly in one paragraph?<br><br>" At least that is who, Hollywood Reporter, as written by the masterful Borys Kit." <br><br>Is that a fucking joke sentence? Did that runaway memorabilia cart run over your reading and writing comprehension skills as well?<br><br>If you hear knocking, Harry....it's the grammar police coming to sodomize you with a plunger.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    It will suck without Mel

    by Carri

    I just don't understand how Mel can claim he's too old to make this movie and then go on to be acting in other stuff. Why is he not doing this film? Alot of us waited years for a sequel, but we want one with Mel in it.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    "set after demise of Master Blaster"

    by sansara07

    What does that mean? After Blaster dies in the Thunderdome, or after the little guy dies? And don't you think 99% of MM fans are going to take one look at the new Max and think "fuck this shit"? George Miller IS SHITTING ON THE FANS plain and simple. At least talk Gibson into doing a five minute cameo, as an old Max reminiscing about his life and then cut to the new version of Max. At least that would appease some of the fans.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I won't see this out of protest. Yeah, who the fuck is Tom Hardy

    by Ganymede3001

    No Mel = no $$$!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    I believe in Miller, but it's gonna be tough with no Mel ...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    It's gonna have to be one fantastic film, and whoever plays Max had better knock it out of the fuckin park.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    No Mel...So What?

    by SanityKaos

    The movie will be fine. (As long as it's nothing like the third one) Mel Gibson is too old to play Max shortly after Thunderdome.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Max

    by SanityKaos

    Eric Bana would make a good Max

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Hardy looks like a pussy

    by Xiphos_2

    and a very wet one at that.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    TOM HARDY

    by HEADGEEK

    For the ignorant, TOM HARDY is a "Brilliant" actor who can transform his whole body, voice and form for a role. He was Handsome Bob in ROCKNROLLA, but was completely buff, brutal and different in BRONSON last year. Meanwhile - the World public will get a good look at him in Christopher Nolan's INCEPTION in IMAX this summer. Till then, shut the fuck up unless you've seen the man work, then... bitch because you genuinely didn't like the man.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Tom who?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Who. The. Fuck?!?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST

    BANA BANA BANA BANA BANA!!!!!!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    The man would want to do all of his car stunts.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Fanboys are kinda ignorant aren't they?

    by donduck

    Seriously, either they are quick to complain, think in absolute, or ignorant.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    No Mel =

    by NippleEffect

    not having to use panoramic lenses just to get that four ton face in frame

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Harry

    by Darryl_Revok

    If I could edit, I would retract my comment up above. You never seem to respond to personal attacks, which is admirable. <br><br> But for the love of God, take some pride in what you write.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Mr. Hardy played "Shinzon" in STAR TREK:NEMESIS

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    talk about performance...

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Good on Tom Hardy, but

    by pigshit

    what's his aussie accent like? I've never heard any non-australian do a good Australian accent

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington?

    by Darryl_Revok

    Someone had to say it.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Hardy

    by SanityKaos

    What has Hardy been in? Everyone is saying how terrible he is. So what movie is he terrible in? What examples can you guys give?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Shinzon

    by SanityKaos

    Was Shinzon the Picard clone?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    No Mel. No Me.

    by Tall_Boy66

    Unless there it comes out on a real dogshit week, like I'm talking pure DogShit with 2 Vince Vaughn movies, I ain't going. So I restate: No Mel. No Me.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see a kickass Mad Max. Don't care if Mel shows.

    by AxeBox

    Hardy was good in Nemesis (the good things in that film included Hardy, the cinematography by Jeff Kimball and the Jerry Goldsmith score). They recasted Kirk, they can recast Max. George Miller knows what he's doing...

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Hardy played a batshit crazy younger clone of Picard

    by Tall_Boy66

    And, as far as batshit crazy younger clones of Picard roles go, he was decent in that. Christ, the movie is at least better than Insurrection. But, I restate: No Mel. No Me.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Get McG on the phone

    by NippleEffect

    They can skin Max and have another guy put the skin on and save the day<p> Shis spells money

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    err

    by NippleEffect

    *this

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Trek Nemesis

    by SanityKaos

    I hated that movie but I don't think that movie had a real director. If I remember right wasn't some cinematographer filling in as director for some reason?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Tom Hardy overview

    by ianlegend

    For those wanting a precis of his career, take a look at the likes of Star Trek: Nemesis, Bronson, RocknRolla, and TV work including Wutheing Heights and The Take. But for his best work, check out the new Kleenex tissues ad - http://tiny.cc/hL3cF . That boy has a big future.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Meh.

    by DutchRudder

    I'm for a sequel more than a reboot. Fuck "reboots".

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Kleenex

    by SanityKaos

    Just watched the commercial. I don't get the joke.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    DutchRidder

    by SanityKaos

    It IS a sequel!!! Try reading the article!!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Nice edit...

    by Darryl_Revok

    ...on the article, Harry.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST

    For you American ignoramii:

    by Ray Gamma

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    I give you Tom Hardy:

    by Ray Gamma

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLT_VB4Wg0U

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:57 a.m. CST

    And his best performance ever....

    by Ray Gamma

    Was in the UK TV drama "The Take" last year (2009). Which unfortunately isn't showing up on YouTube for you yanks to see. </P> <P>He played an utter shithead, a brutal cockney gangster with such complexity that you didn't know whether to feel sorry for him or hate him. </P> <P> He's a brilliant actor.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    No (Insert name here) No (Insert movie here)

    by SanityKaos

    No Adam West, No Dark Knight for me! No Shatner, Star Trek's out of the question! No Dirk Benedict, No Battlestar! No Syd Barrett, Fuck Pink Floyd! No Barry Nelson, No Jimmy Bond! (Who's this Connery guy? He's not the original! Fuck him!) YOU GUYS ARE ALL RIGHT AND I'M WRONG!!! THE FIRST IS ALWAYS THE BEST!!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Without Mel it's not Mad Max

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Fuck recasting.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Stegman 84 is spot on

    by kwisatzhaderach

    It doesnt matter whether or not Tom Hardy is a good actor. He's not Mad Max. Mel Gibson is. Imagine the dramatic reveal of Max at the start of a new movie... the camera dollies in as he reveals his face... and it's Tom Hardy, not Mel Gibson. <p> Fuck it.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:28 a.m. CST

    For you British cunts....

    by Darryl_Revok

    I give you one finger.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    The Beaver

    by SanityKaos

    Alright, alright...Mel can play Max....But only if he uses the BEAVER HAND PUPPET!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Cast Mad Mel from BORDERLANDS

    by Gorgomel

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Hardy was great in CAPE WRATH

    by spud mcspud

    This weird little 6-part dark thriller series that started out ripping off TWIN PEAKS and ended by ripping off THE PRISONER.<P> Really great though, and although Tom Hardy's role is a small one, it impacts the rest of the series. Loved him in STAR TREK - NEMESIS - now I need to watch some of his better stuff, like THE TAKE and BRONSON...

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:06 a.m. CST

    For Darryl_Revok...

    by Brian_Damage

    Fuck off you cunting cunt

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    who cares about accuracy ?

    by theplant

    Fanboys don't even like movies or cinema, they just like to bitch. They don't even read the whole story which is 5 lines long. WANKERS are in to complain. End of story.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    I'm behind Charlize Theron...all the way

    by DOGSOUP

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    For those who haven't seen THE TAKE...

    by DonLogan

    ...here's the trailer to give you a taster.<br>http://www.youtube .com/watch?v =sS67eyh8yuM

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Real cars and stunts, please.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Did Miller approach Bana for this?

    by KillaKane

    No major problems with Hardy doing this (from an acting standpoint at least) buuuut...he just does'nt look right to me, I'm not getting the vibe. Bana, Worthington would have been better choices imo. Is Hardy a lock on this, not heard anything definitive to date from Miller's camp.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthlesston?

    by kells

    I'm a no-show without Mel. It's all about growing old...once you pass thirty, there's no need to listen to new music anymore since it all sucks, and there's no need to watch remakes/reboots/reblows either...'cuz they all suck.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    "Are y'all just going to call it lame cuz Mel's a no show?"

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    Yes, I'm going to call it that.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    "Set shortly after the demise of Master Blaster"

    by davidwebb

    Just another way of saying 'sequel', isn't it? Or are they rebooting the second half of Thunderdome?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    why the negativity

    by Buffalo500

    I thought this would be one to get the geeks salivating, I mean you have the vision of the Mad Max creator behind it and a great young actor to play Max (anybody who doubts this watch Bronson), what's not too like? if Gibson was in it all everybody would be saying he is too old. And do people really think Miller can't improve on the 3rd one, a decent film but not a patch on the first two. I think he can do better.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    BRONSON is stunning

    by palimpsest

    Watch it and you'll see why he's been cast.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    The new Worthington can "transform" his body?

    by Xiphos_2

    can he make so he doesn't look like a giant pussy?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I'll see it but no Mel Gibson really sucks.

    by heyscot

    WTF is Mel doing that's so goddamned important that he can't be a part of the next Mad Max movie? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    It's inexcusable crap without Mel

    by jsscript2007

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Re: Sam Worthington

    by heyscot

    No offense, but Sam's not my cup of tea. It was a mistake to cast him as the lead of Avatar or T4 because he's just not a good enough actor to me; I didn't care about what happened to Jake Sully because I felt the acting was flat. Script was good enough, acting wasn't horrific, but Zoe was far better acting than Sam. :(

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Whose fault is this? Mel's or Miller's?

    by heyscot

    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! NO MEL NO MOVIE, NO WAY.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MEL LEAVES

    by heyscot

    Sadness. I'm going to go listen to some Enigma.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Any mention of Bruce Spence?

    by davidwebb

    Wouldn't be the same without...

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Indeed, NO MEL, NO MAX!

    by kevred

    Just wanted to add my vote to that prevailing sentiment. Does Miller really think *he's* the reason for the franchise's success, and is looking to get out from under Mel's shadow?<p>Won't work, pal. Especially with such a dopey-pretty cast. This is starting to look like Jim Henson's Mad Max Babies, and that stinks.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I for one won't "shut the fuck up"

    by Stunt_Man_Bob

    Iv'e seen the work of Tom Hardy and don't think at all that he could be a good choice for Max, if that's the role they called him for. I also was happy with Jeremy Renner for a cold kind of cynical but ultimatelly good guy Max.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    what was the story with Bruce Spence anyway.

    by TheManWhoCan

    he played close-too but not quite the same character in the last 2 movies also i think the guy who was serving a (just)life sentence in the pig shit factory in beyond thunderdome who helps Max out in the end was also another character in the road warrior.weird!It sucks Mell wont do this but i think Tom Hardy is a god send for this production , fuck the haters, i really like Tom Hardy ..but not in a gay way!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson IS the franchise

    by sansara07

    Mad Max is different to something like Batman, in that it's much more of a cultish thing and EVERYONE identifies the character with Gibson. Can you imagine the uproar if Nathan Fillion took over from Harrison Ford in Indy V? Would Harry say "Until you see what Nathan can do in the role shut the fuck up?" Same thing with Mad Max. If Mel doesn't want in, this film is a stillbirth as far as I'm concerned.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Oh Mel, Please Come Back...

    by WeHaveBeards

    I am going to have to call it lame without Mel. I think it is weird however that Mel is too good for Max but more than willing to play a vengeful father again, a la Max, in Edge of Darkness. Seems a bit lame to me.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    OneVision does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Instead of Mel we have Tom Hardy...<p> Instead of Bruce Spence we have Nicholas Hoult? FUCK THIS. Hoult was the pasty faced bowl-haircut child from ABOUT A BOY, who's now grown up into a pasty faced teenager. About as tough and post-apocalyptic as a lemon meringue pie.<p> Fuck this. Man. FURY ROAD's been my dream movie for a long time. In the words of Queen's One Vision...<p> "Look what they've done to my dream."

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Tom Hardy is a fucking good actor

    by photoboy

    If they aren't going to use Mel, I'm happy to see Hardy in the role, he'll likely do a good job with it.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    WHO RUN BARTER TOWN?

    by blackwood

    Master Blaster.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Also, for the record,

    by blackwood

    WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    But in all seriousness,

    by blackwood

    Beyond Thunderdome was awesome.<p>The franchise can survive without Mel Gibson. You know why? Because George Miller is amazing. Yes, Gibson played the shit out of Mad Max and created an icon. If it were a decade ago, I'd be all for Mel stepping up. Christ, if he wanted to do it now, I'd say go for it. But it's not going to happen. Tom Hardy can do this. Miller can do this. I dig it. I'm in. I'm least enthusiastic about Charlize. She's a dope.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I'VE GOT MEL FEVER

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    No Mel, no Max

    by Phimseto

    Sorry, Harry. Tom Hardy is a good actor, but he's not Max. Yes, I've seen Bronson. No, it doesn't matter. It's a waste of a George Miller effort if he moves forward on this without Mel Gibson. My only hope here is that Edge of Darkness does excellent business, and causes the money people to go, "hmm..."

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    If this is shit it wont be Tom Hardys fault!!!

    by TheManWhoCan

    I know-I know its the same director! But what does that mean these days? Considering the duds Spielberg and Lucas have put out lately! Once great moviemakers, now dribbling halfwits. I agree it sucks that Mel is being such a stick in the mud, but that’s not what’s going to ruin Fury Road (if its a mess at all) no, what’s going to fuck this movie up is another Indy4 action fiasco "sure sure mr Spielberg" "That take w-w-w went well” “no need to re-shoot that again! No sir-ee mr Lucas” “p-p-perfect err that’s a rap” cowardly film crew, yes men and greedy producers/investors. I for one would have preferred to see Nathan Fallon pick up the whip and bash some early WWII 1940’s villains instead of the codgery late 1950’s commie plot abortion that was Indy 4. Look I love the Mad Max movies, but don’t forget the last minutes of Thunderdome was a rather dull chase re-do of the Road Warrior. I realise George Millers heart wasn’t in it due to the tragic death of his friend during filming but I have a feeling Fury Road is going to be a glossy action lazy yawn fest with absolutely nothing original to offer. I hope I am wrong. The main issue is the director, not the recasting. Miller has no excuse to mess this up, just like Spielberg and Lucas has no excuse messing up Indy4, which they did, spectacularly.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    TheManWhoCan, you could be right. Weren't Miller's last two movie BABE and HAPPY FEET?<p> I'm not dissing either movie, in fact I think they're both truly excellent family movies, but does George Miller still have 'the gravel in his guts and the spit in his eye'?<p> Is he going to make an R-rated, visceral, adrenalised, stomach-punch of a movie like he did with the first two MAX's?<p> Or has he softened?<p> The lack of Mel is worrying in this regard, cos we all know that Mel + R-rated violence/gore go together. Mel would likely push Miller to keep the hard-edged stuff in the picture. Can you imagine Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, and Charlize Theron doing the same?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Harry you're a fucking sellout..

    by Ganymede3001

    Instead of leading the public lynch mob to remove 50 cent from the expendables, you should of dawned your hood and robe for removing Tom Hardy from Madd Max. You did the same thing with Will Smith. You lead the fucking lynch mob to ensure that Marvel didn't select him as Captain America. And you sounded just like one of those drunken grand dragons standing over a burning cross screaming. "Oh hell yeah, I've come to restore your faith". So fuck you Harry. You hypocritical piece of shit. Your selective outrage only illuminates your obvious biases.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    I thought Tom Hardy was out?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Seems like I read that somewhere that he was being seriously considered but then dropped.</p><p>I personally think Sam Worthington would be WORLDS better than fuckin' Shinzon from Star Trek: Nemesis. Of course he might be a lot more expensive after Avatar.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    If anything, Mel's recent troubles make him even better!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    The best part of Mel's portrayal of Max was that he was a cold mother-fucker. Yes he got attached to people and ended up being a hero, but he was also a selfish survivalist.</p><p>Mel Gibson is a jew-hatin', hard drinkin' mother-fucker. Slap those leathers on him and let the man return to the role he was fucking born for!</p>

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    No Mel....

    by Jamie McBain

    No film, it's that simple.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    GREEN LANTERN

    by SpartacusHughes

    http://tinyurl.com/ya4a49r

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    NO MEL NO MAS

    by 2soon2eat

    Straight to DVD $9.95 bargin bin.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    c

    by LaneMyersClassic

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Cast Mel B and call it "Mad Maxine"

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Why the fuck not if you are rebooting. Make it completely diff than the original. Vince Vaughn can play her bitch.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    FETT

    by SanityKaos

    Since when is RACISM a good quality!?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Just don't call it fucking MAD MAX. Call it something...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...else. I know they need the name recognition blah, blah, blah, blah...but calling it MAD MAX is offensive.<P>Any other title and I'm eager to see this.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    No Mel no moolah, might be a better metaphor.<p> When MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is released a lot of the hardcore genre fans wont exactly be lining up on opening night (as we've seen on these boards whenever the subject comes up). But what about Joe Public?<p> You can imagine the conversation going,<p> "Hey, there's a new Mad Max movie out"<p> "Fucking great, I love those old Mel Gibson movies"<p> "Oh but Mel's not in this one. It's some other guy."<p> "Lame. Who's the new guy?"<p> "Tom something, um Tom Hardy. Never heard of him but apparently he was in some film called Bronson or something."<p> "Never heard of it either. If it was any good i'd have heard of it, right? So, what else is showing?"

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Mel is actually better suited for Max NOW

    by dentity2000

    WTF is wrong with hollywood! aka the land of no imagination!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    SanityKaos,

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Since when is selfishness, heartlessness and cold-blooded murder a good quality? Well, Mad Max has all of that in spades, which is what I was getting at.</p><p>The squeaky-clean Mel of old would feel a little weird in that role and it might make the studio soften the character to better fit his public personae (like they did with Kevin Costner in Waterworld). But now that this image of him has been pretty much destroyed, it is easier to just let the character remain dark and violent like he's supposed to be.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Somebody pour salt on Mel's face

    by NippleEffect

    the damn thing won't stop growing

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    ONE SAM ENTER, ONE MEL LEAVE

    by dentity2000

    Aka Sam Worthington. Just wait. This bitch is playing just about everything these days. He is playing a vampire for crying out loud. A FUCKING VAMPIRE! HOW LOL IS THAT!!! NO MEL, THIS IS UNNECESSARY!!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    dentity2000, agree totally

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    And not just because he's seen as a bit of a dick publicly now, but because he seemed a little too fresh-faced and young to be such a cynical hardass in the original trilogy. Now he wears a whole life on his face and he can be more like a post-apocalyptic Punisher. Also the white streak in his hair won't look so fake now.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Buffalo500

    by dentity2000

    Mel, on his recent interview DID say he does not want to do it.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Flicka et al.

    by blackwood

    It's offensive? You're seriously spending your "I'm Offended" points on this?<p>Is this really rating higher than "A Bummer"?<p>If someone farts at the dinner table, do you fall into consumptive fits?<p>Is there a paper fan large enough to waft away the vapours everyone here is victim to?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    BUT HE'S JUST A RAGGETY MAN...

    by sansara07

    THERE AIN'T NO SONIC, THERE AIN'T NO SKY PLANE, THERE AIN'T NO TOMORROW-MORROW LAND.AND I AIN'T CAPTAIN WALKER...Beyond Thunderdome is a fucking AWESOME movie.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    REVENGE_of_FETT

    by dentity2000

    EXACTLY! This is the time to non-hollywoodize an blockbuster and turn the character into something that is realistic and true to the character!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    ...MAD MAX 4: Twice The Mad, None Of The Max.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Remake time

    by NippleEffect

    US Army vs 30 foot tall Mel's Face

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    If Mels Face(tm) was to die today

    by NippleEffect

    We could live off it for yea unto three generations

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    No Mel, I won't be seeing it

    by D.Vader

    I have ZERO interest in seeing someone else play Mad Max. It'd be like recasting Luke Skywalker for Episode VII.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Mels Face(tm) Hungers

    by NippleEffect

    Buy your tickets online<p> Spare the multitudes<p> Remember the life you save could be your own

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    ...blackwood, don't worry buddy. I'm not losing any sleep...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...over it or anything, but yeah, if offends me when they try to shit-squeeze a new actor into a role people love.<P>I was offended as a viewer when they replaced Bo and Luke with fucking Coy and Vance and I'll be offended if they replace Mel.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    re: Darryl_Revok

    by Ray Gamma

    Your "one finger" retort is about as articulate & witty a response as I expected, from an average Amoroncan.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Tom Hardy...

    by JeffreyKatzenkunt

    ...is an astoundingly good actor. He just needs the right material. People are talking about Mad Max series with unwarranted hyperbole. Parts 2 and 3 were fucking shit. This is a chance a FRESH take on the character and Mad Max universe. Why are fanboys so stuck in their ways? I think going with a relative unknown is inspired.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    My post was full of typos...

    by JeffreyKatzenkunt

    ... damn!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by CaptainAxis

    "Hey, there's a new Star Trek movie out" <p> "Fucking great, I love those old Shatner/Nimoy movies" <p> "Oh but they're not in this one. It's some other guys." <p> "Lame. Who are the new guys?" <p> "Chris something, um Chris Pine. And some dude from Heroes or something." <p> "Never heard of them. If they were any good i'd have heard of them, right? So, what else is showing?" <p> I love how ignorant and stupid the nerdy talkback fanboys are. Always good for a laugh.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Ummm.....The Road Warrior was "Fucking shit"????

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    What in the holy fuck are yousmoking? It as CUH-LEARLY the high poit of the series! I was unaware anyone could be retarded enough to think any differently.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    The nerd wars have begun

    by NippleEffect

    winner gets a five dollar light sabre<br> Batteries not included

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    JeffreyKatzenkunt

    by Dkev00

    Part 2 was shit? What planet do you live on? Road Warrior is one of the greatest action movies of all time. Maybe you should get that foot out of your mouth before you fall down.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Jefrey KatzenKunt must be a suit

    by D.Vader

    Bc real film fans don't talk like that. Sounds like the typical brainwashing you expect from a studio suit when they try to repackage crap to sell to the masses.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I'm sure Sam worthingless will take the part as Max.

    by Stalkeye

    Sheeeet, He's like the White samuel jackson, the fucker is in everything.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    No Mel is fine with me.

    by ebonic_plague

    I'd be way more upset with Mel and no Miller. Let Mel go play with his beavers and keep remaking Ransom, and let Miller give us a new Road Warrior. Mel was fine... 30 years ago. Now he's just a crazy old guy who likes subtitles. I didn't want to see geriatric Indy and I don't want to see geriatric Max. Hardy was good in Rocknrolla, he'll be good as Max. You guys throw way too many babies out with the bathwater.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Let it go.

    by bluebottle

    Seriously, who cares as long as the movie is good. Gibson doesn't want to be a part of it. Get over it.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    ...CaptainAxis, Nü-TREK is a different kettle of fish...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not a good comparison at all.<P>Nü-TREK has more in common with something like The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. I love how ignorant and stupid the nerdy talkback fanboys are. Always good for a laugh.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    JeffreyKatzenkunt GO FUCK YOURSELF

    by sansara07

    Road Warrior was shit? That's all I needed to hear from your retarded mouth to know you're a fucking pussy who knows fuck-all about Mad Max. You probably haven't even seen all of them from start to finish. Go stick your head up Tom Hardy's hairy ass you fucking prick.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Mad Max 2 and 3 weren't shit...

    by JeffreyKatzenkunt

    ...they were REALLY shit. Some people on here need to watch their blood pressure. Shoot me down if it makes you feel better. I'm just expressing an opinion. Tom Hardy will make people eat their words. I think he'll 'pull a Heath Ledger'. Let the onslaught begin...

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    CaptainAxis, nice retort dude. But with STAR TREK having already been re-packaged like four or five times (Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, Enterprise, etc) it's not a good comparison.<p> STAR TREK's also an ensemble, where as Mel Gibson literally *is* MAD MAX. The title's the character and the character's Mel.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ...and if you infer i'm ignorant and stupid again i'll rip your fucking balls off and feed 'em to you with noodles and sweet and sour sauce. Mmm tasty!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I DON'T KNOW TOM HARDY FROM TOM ARNOLD

    by BringingSexyBack

    But if you guys say he's good, then he's good enough for me.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    BUT ON THE FLIP SIDE, IF YOU SAY HE'S SHIT

    by BringingSexyBack

    Then he's shit to me too. Is someone conducting a poll?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    MY FIRST CHOICE IS MEL, OF COURSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    My second choice is no movie at all. <P> But I don't run Hollywood so don't come crying to me regardless of what happens.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Katzenkunt, you're skating on thin ice too my friend.<p> MAD MAX 2 is one of my top ten movies of all time. There are a world of reasons why I and so many people admire it but i'm not going to waste my breath explaining its virtues to someone who considers it 'REALLY shit'.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    So fucking What, Robert Deniro is good too!

    by Ganymede3001

    That doesn't mean I'd be comfortable with him being recast as Han-Solo.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    What We Want is Beyond The Thunderdome...

    by ushaped

    I'm glad Mel isn't in it. He's no longer the intense Aussie guy we first got to know. He became the grinning hambone with nervous twitches over a couple of decades of crappy US movies (with exceptions). I see the ads for his new movies and he DOES NOT look badass. He looks like he's barely keeping himself from mugging for the camera. Can't wait to see what Miller does. It's about time!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I appreciate...

    by JeffreyKatzenkunt

    ...people hold part 2 close to their hearts. Good for you. My favourite movie is 'The Lives Of Others'. I know people who think it's really boring. So what!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    SINCE NOBODY HAS SUGGESTED ZOOEY YET, I'LL ASSUME

    by BringingSexyBack

    you guys know fuck all about casting. Talk about overlooking the obvious.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    It ain't over till it's over

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

    Until they start rolling i'm crossing my fingers for Mel.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Katzenkunt, 'so what' you say?<p> Well, no one here came into a LIVES OF OTHERS tb declaring it to be really fucking shit in multiple posts.<p> But that's exactly what you've just done with MM2. It's called trolling. That's 'so what' friend.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Nathan FIllion IS Mad Max!

    by schadenfreudian

    Search your hearts. You know this to be true.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    RE: Mel is actually better suited for Max NOW

    by Acquanetta

    Agreed. A big part of this sequel's appeal has always been the idea of getting to see an older version of the character. The problem with recasting the role is that the new actor is just going to be trying to play Mel Gibson from 30 years ago. Unlike Batman or Bond, you can't just go back to the original source material, because Mel IS the source material.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    katzenkunt is a troll AND a suit

    by sansara07

    That's gotta be a first.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Edit

    by JeffreyKatzenkunt

    Mad Max 2 is the most wonderful film in cinematic history. It has a script that Robert Towne and Gore Vidal described as 'sensational' and 'amazing'. There are no piss poor effects. All the characters are fully realised. One-dimensional characters are nowhere to be seen. It hasn't dated in the slightest. Consension rules!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    JEFFREY YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THAT FAR

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck did Bana NOT get this part?

    by TheWaqman

    holy shit if there was ever a real life Mad Max it was him. He would be worthy of the mantle, and he's also Australian.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    George Miller's a fucking idiot....

    by TheWaqman

    that explains it plain and simple. Look at the shit he's made since Mad Max. Babe, Witches of Eastwick, fucking Happy Feet! Will Max's dog talk to him in this shit? 50/50 I'm thinking. Still, Hardy's a much better choice than other potentials like Worthington. He'll bring the manic needed for this role. I hope he goes bat-shit.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Well, to be honest..

    by Stalkeye

    ..Thunderdome was a major letdown compared to the awesomeness that was RW.It's mostly the first sequel that is more successful than it's predecessor anyways. Be it Empire Strikes back or the Dark Knight, a Movie franchise works wonders second time around. (0:

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    JeffreyKatzenkunt

    by TheCowThatCud

    I kind of agree with him. It was a bit much to descibe it as 'really shit' though. Part 2 has a rating of 100% on RT. Shows what we know!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    GEORGE MILLER IS A FRIGGIN GENUIS.

    by uberman

    His movies always push the envelope and surprise, not matter what the subject. I hope this movie not only creates a new MAX for a new generation, but is a huge success so Mel can realise what a tool he was for not taking the part.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Like Terminator and Conan without Arnold

    by performingmonkey

    FORGET IT.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Eric Bana woulda sold me for sure

    by Stormwatcher

    I like that guy and he has the cache to play it. Oh well. And Conan is an incredible movie but can be rebooted. Terminator unfortunately not....

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Go England!

    by 1st and only

    best of english up and comers! Hardy and Hoult, both awesome...oh, that reminds me, skins 4 starts tonight. sweet.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Mel sucks for not playing.

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    but maybe I can get over it. maybe. I think this has more of a chance of being decent than many other reheats. Conan for example is completely dead to me now.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I'm gay for Beyond Thunderdome

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    just for the record

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    GO TO MEL!!!

    by Master Bruce

    I mean, seriously! A reboot is one thing, but wouldn't it be so much cooler to see Mad Mel one last time? Kinda like Stallone in ROCKY BALBOA & RAMBO...just to see how the years have worn on Max & how he's dealt w/it. But just ONE last time, otherwise you lose the power of it...kinda like Frank Miller's sequel to The Dark Knight Returns.(That's the comic book I'm talkin' about kids.)

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Bronson is fucking awesome

    by fitzcarraldo2

    Anyone saying Hardy is a pussy watch that then eat your fucking hat.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Check Bronson out here...

    by fitzcarraldo2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMJ1c3qxOWc

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Movie will make $4.00 without Mel

    by picardsucks

    Fuck you George Miller

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Was Hardy ever confirmed to be playing Max?

    by davidwebb

    I don't remember ever seeing a solid confirmation, only hearsay and rumour. Clutching at straws, I know..

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    In other news...

    by schadenfreudian

    J.D. Salinger, dead at 91.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    M4D M4X

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

    Mel Gibson tells Jeremy Renner to back off from Mad Max ... http://tinyurl.com/y9qba5w

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    J.D. Salinger

    by Stalkeye

    didn't his son star in that trainwreck of a Captain America Movie?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Besides Mad Max and The Road Warrior....

    by Knuckleduster

    ... has Miller made any good movies? Just asking, because I can't think of any. Still trying to understand all the faith fans have in him. Happy Feet makes The Road Warrior seem like something George made in a previous life.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillon WAS Mel's Massive Fuckin Face

    by NippleEffect

    until the weight of the prosthesis broke his neck

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Mel IS Mad Max

    by Nizzuts

    I don't care who Tom Hardy is. I'm sure he's a great actor, but that is beside the point. Mel Gibson is Mad Max...no one else should play that character. It's like someone other than Harrison Ford playing Han Solo or Indiana Jones. It just shouldn't be done.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Tom Hardy=ass hamster

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Mad Max was born on cinema

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    unlike Batman/Bond who have had their roots before the movies so any number of actors can play them. Max like Indiana Jones was sculpted and born with one actor.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Harry = sellout, all you have to do is grant him an Interview.

    by Ganymede3001

    And he'll religiously market your shit movies, films and concepts for years to come. Notice the only people Harry doesn't bash are the industry insiders that grant him interviews.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Mel just said no Max 4

    by TheDudeinLA

    sigh.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    People who say "Max is George Miller not Mel!"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Deserve every edit/change that Lucas fingerfucked the OT movies and also deserve every retarded moment of the prequels.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    What, no Sam Worthington?

    by chien_sale

    How could they?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    It takes a lot to make me feel dirty but

    by kafka07

    the fact this movie is being made makes me real wet and sleazy.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    The Chronology Doesn't Make Sense!

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    If Max was already supposed to be an older man in Thunderdome (the white streak in the hair, etc)how does it make sense to go with a younger actor even if it's set immediately after Thunderdome?<br /><br />Are they going to "age" Tom Hardy to make him look like Mel did in Thunderdome?Is he going to have the long hair or go back to the Road Warrior look?<br /><br />If Miller wants to do another film in that apocalyptic future setting, just call it FURY ROAD. Have Hardy play a grown up Feral Kid who finds Max's prowler abandoned or something. Have a "memory" flashback where he tells Charlize about meeting The Road Warrior. Have a bunch of car stunts in the trailers and you'll get the FAST AND FURIOUS carheads in on opening night.<br /><br />25 years is a long time to wait for a sequel. How many teenagers who weren't raised by geeks even know who Mad Max is? They aren't going to care if Mel Gibson's in the movie or not. Sad but True.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Hardy

    by Caerdwyn

    I won't bitch about Hardy... I haven't seen him perform so he could be God with a SAG card for all I know, but I CAN bitch that Mel (apparently) isn't in it. BOO.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    MEL will change his mind!

    by 2soon2eat

    If Edge does well and Millar gives him some script control he will warm up. Pray to asgard that a miracle will happen!!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    THIS SUMMER...FLESH OUT THE MEL

    by mattforce7

    U know u want it

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Just so everyone knows...

    by tksnakej

    This is not a remake in any way and Tom Hardy is gonna blow the roof off of that role. Without Mel, this is the best they are gonna do.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Without Mel this movie is Deathrace 3000 basically.

    by Ganymede3001

    Another post apocalyptic period piece where people wearing leather with spikes savagely kill one another with vehicles.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Right on Ganymede

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Those people who think Mel wasn't essential to the success of Mad Max also think that leads in a Star Wars movie aren't essential since it's a big popcorn movie as well.

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Championship Bout between Batman and Captain America part 3

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    The present <p> Now, 66 years after sucking down the super serum, the legend known as Captain America enters the squared hexagon, ready to once again do battle with the forces of e-veal! <p> After entering the square hexagon, Cap lifts his left leg and cuts one so hard that the entire left bank of seats in the arena – some 4700 unsuspecting folks are knocked into a stench induced coma and in the process, have their DNA altered forever. Cap’s farts, his true super power, have been known to make the Hulk cry for his mommy. The carnage is cleared away, and the near 5000 folks waiting outside in the cancellation line who were smart enough to have watched Cap’s last fight and knew what was coming, take their seats. His pre-fight ritual complete, Cap wastes no time reconnoitering the square hexagon. Immediately he spots the gas mask wearing Batman crouched, in the upper right hand corner of the cage, his full weight balanced on just his left little toe, on the upper most link. The Batman thinks to himself ‘The Flag wearing Farter does not know I am here. Advantage, me!’ *ssssssss* ‘ I can see you up there, you, know. These klieg lights are very bright’, Cap says. ‘ He is just guessing, advantage still, me!’ the Batman coos. ‘I can also hear you numbnutz, you are talking out loud!’ Cap replies. ‘ Damn that super soldier hearing of his, I’ll have to switch tactics, can’t let him know I’m rattled!’ ‘Too late, and people in the third row can hear you too!’ ‘ Filthy lies! I have to regain the advantage’ the Batman furiously thinks – out loud.. He immediately drops to the floor, and launches into a: Flying Monkey castrates the hyena with a coconut, maneuver. This catches Cap off-guard and puts him on the defensive. Batman presses his advantage with a: Purple assed Baboon grabs the crotch of the old Lion just for shits and giggles. Cap is furious at the tactic, backpedaling into the fence. The arena erupts, sensing an upset in the making. Batman, feeding off of the excitement, executes a perfect: Pregnant Hippo breaks her water on an unsuspecting carp, this puts Cap on his knees, with the Batman moving in for the kill with a: Horny Spider monkey whacking off on tourists, choke hold. The people in the arena are on their feet screaming, within the space of a few heartbeats, the unthinkable has happened. The Batman has completely neutralized his heavily favored opponent, and is on the verge a stunning upset, erasing the bitter memory of the non-detachable cape, near strangulation fiasco at the hands of the Kingpin. Chants of ‘Bat-Man! Bat-Man! Bat-Man!’ rock the arena. Cap is turning blue under the unrelenting pressure from the cable thick arms of the Batman and his spider monkey whacking off, choke hold. Batman, sensing his opponent’s imminent demise, readies the coup de grace: Spider monkey jizzes in the tourists ear and smokes a joint afterwards, when suddenly Cap remembers he has a weapon in his hand – his shield, and smacks the shit out of Batman. The hold loosens just enough, for 66 years of battle trained reflexes to kick in, as the sentinel of Liberty, breaks free. Cap, staggers to his feet, coughing and wheezing, his vocal chords crushed, his eyes bloodshot and near blinded, and bleeding from their sockets. His cognitive functions severely impaired by lack of oxygen. Batman, surveys the damage he has inflicted, and performs a self assessment ‘left side of skull caved in. Left orbital bone fractured beyond repair. Left bipedal motor function degraded. Short term memory possibly impacted. Short term memory possibly impacted. Short term memory possibly impacted. Floating bone chips moving dangerously close to higher level cognitive functions. I have a hard-on! Yes! I have him right where I want him! Come on big boy time to dance with the flying rat!’ *ssssssss* <p> The two men warily circle one another. A half blind, mentally impaired, and totally pissed off Captain America. And half-crippled and mentally impaired, and sexually excited Batman. Only one can survive. <p> Cap decides he must end this now, he feigns to the left and tosses his shield to the right, unfortunately his blindness has impaired his aim, he has double vision, and the figure he thought was Batman, is just a shadow! Batman, sensing his opening attempts to press the advantage, he draws upon his two months of torturous Ballet training, and attempts to execute a grand jeté. But his half crippled left side fails him, and he comes crashing down, unbalanced into Captain America, who immediately grabs Batman’s cape – but, that is all he is left holding, because it immediately detaches, just as it was designed, but before Batman can smirk and scramble away, Cap manages to spin around and grab the oversized belt of the Batman – which does not detach, then he wrestles him to the floor, and applies the unbreakable snake lock with his super serum super sized thighs – which turns Batman even as he is passing out. But before the Batman goes comatose, he whispers just loud enough for only Cap to hear ‘how about we call it a draw?’ ‘Never’ Cap replies, and increases the pressure. ‘Ok, listen if my heart stops, then an envelope will be delivered to the Avengers mansion and to Fox news –it has pictures of you and how you really got the super soldier serum!’ ‘No!’ Cap screams. ‘Yes,’ Batman snickers. ‘I have pics of you sucking on a horse’s schlong to get the super soldier serum into you!’ Cap, loosens the pressure slightly, and says. ‘Those pictures were destroyed, after I kille, er, after the general and the scientists were assassinated. How could you have them?’ Batman smirks, ‘they do not call me the world’s greatest detective for nothing! So, how about that draw now?’. ‘Cap, knowing defeat is near, asks weakly ‘ how, and how do I know you will not send them anyway? I should just kill you now and take my chances!’ Batman, thinking furiously to save his cowled neck replies, ‘look in the large pouch on my belt, oooo, that’s wasn’t my belt, but it felt good, ok yes that pouch, ok look at the picture. See ?’ It was a picture of Batman going down on commissioner Gordon, while Gordon was being cornholed by the Joker’ That explains why the Joker always seems to escape punishment, thought Cap.‘You keep that, as a guarantee, and we can both do a donkey kick to the balls to knock each other out, and it will be a draw’! The Batman said. Cap considers it, puts the pic into his pocket, and says,’ ok, on the count of three, kick, and neither one of us opens his eyes until we get into our dressing rooms!’ ‘Agreed!’ Batman all but screams in delight. Cap counts ‘1-2-3’ and both men kicked for all they were worth at the groins of the other man. They both passed out. The arena erupted again in a near orgasmic scream of cheers. The men were carried out of the arena, as their handlers were already negotiating for Bats vs Cap II. Epilogue As the men were carried out Batman opened his eyes, thanks to his Bat-Cup, the force of Caps Donkey kick was spread throughout his body -'yet another victory for the Dark Knight' he hisses. *sssssss* - <p> Captain America opens his eyes, 'that muttering fool is talking to himself again' he thinks. The Benefit of sucking horse dick serum is now Cap has the size and stamina of an elite Thoroughbred Horse. Batmans donkey hardly fazed him. Cap is already thinking about the horse fuck he is gonna lay into The Scarlet Witch. Life is good! <p> The End – for now

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    geez Dirk......it doesn't have to be in every TB

    by MacReady452

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    I have to agree, without Mel, this will suck

    by Supermans

    Without Mel I just don't give a fuck... by Stegman84 Jan 28th, 2010 01:52:03 AM ...it may be a reactionary opinion, but it is also an honest one. I don't want to see a Dirty Harry movie without Clint Eastwood. I don't want to see an Indiana Jones movie without Harrison Ford. I don't want to see a Rambo or Rocky movie without Sylvester Stallone. And I don't want to see a Mad Max movie without Mel Gibson. I don't care if it's good, bad, or indifferent, without that person in that role it holds absolutely no interest for me personally.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    HI - I wasn't until Moriarty went nuts over the script.

    by hallmitchell

    Now i'm interested.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    We Don't Need Another. . .

    by Jawsphobia

    Max without Mel. Though I wish George Miller well, Fury Road only interests me with Gibson. I'll have to go to imdb to remind myself who Tom Hardy is. Direct-to-Video. As for Theron, Monster is a good film but she seems to have lost momentum.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Mark Hildebrandt or Picard's clone Hardy?

    by Jawsphobia

    Yes, an ideal cast for direct-to-video. Maybe Miller should add penguins.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    The more I think about it-

    by sonnyfern

    -the more I kind of cringe at the thought of someone taking over Max. I mean Gibson just had such a steely gaze in those flicks, the more I think of it the more I realize what a kind of iconic role that really was. Idk know who this Tom Hardy guy is (I have had Bronson on my netflix queue for a while now) but man, I just hope he can nail that stone cold look Gibson had. But again, if the movie is as mindblowingly good as I've heard that script is, I guess I'll just have to deal.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    "What, no Sam Worthington?"

    by buggerbugger

    He auditioned but couldn't do a convincing Australian accent.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington to play Lady Godiva

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Rater R MAX , minus MEL= Box Office Costastrophe

    by Ganymede3001

    And no, Charlize Theron can't carry any movie she's in *financially*.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Ok, watched Bronson

    by Bileranter

    and that guy's performance was breathtaking. Ok, he's can do it. He's got the part.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I Say Remake The Original

    by Buzz Maverik

    Since they remake everything anyway. I love the original but you have to be a real cinema fiend to get it. I'd seen the ROAD WARRIOR when it was released in theaters and it still remains my all time favorite movie. They re-released MAD MAX in drive ins shortly thereafter then we all got VCRs. MAD MAX was cool but very different. Miller admits he had not idea how to make a film at the time and was lucky he made a good one, but ... at the time, I was enough of a geek and enough of a kid to want to see the world of MAD MAX more in line with the world of THE ROAD WARRIOR, ya know. You had to listen to the background announcements to know about the fuel crisis. Max and Jesse seem like a middle glass family who ... go on a road trip in their little compact car when Max would have known better than anyone what was on those roads. How could the Griswolds load up the Family Sportswagon and head to Wally World? Where'd they get the fuel? Didn't one of the last highway patrolman on Earth (or at least Australia) remember all those marauding nomads out there? And was there a nuclear war and if so how did the electronic ignitions in cars still work? They just need to find some pretty boy who can actually act without saying much and who is slightly deranged.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Sounds like...

    by SunTzu77

    sh*t... can't wait to miss it. Hardy as Max? roflmao with blood shooting out of my eyes. About the only other person besides Mel I can picture as Max is Andy Whitfield. But seriously, Max is Mel.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Buzz Maverik

    by AsimovLives

    THE ROAD WARRIOR (called MAD MAX 2 in my shores), they don't make them like they used to, do they?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Hardy will rock it!

    by 1st and only

    You're all gay for thinking Hardy cant pull this off. Mel gibson is awesome, its true but you so have to give tom hardy the benefit of the doubt...especially since most of you have only seen him in Star fucking Trek! jesus...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Agreed, Asimov!

    by Buzz Maverik

    I used to have this great Australian MAD MAX 2 movie poster. Huge thing. Had the weirdest experience buying it. Told the clerk I wanted the MAD MAX 2 poster. He said he had a ROAD WARRIOR poster. I told him I wanted the one on the wall behind him that cost more than I could comfortably afford at the time. He reiterated that it was a ROAD WARRIOR poster. Whatever it's called, I want it. Finally, had to call it a ROAD WARRIOR poster to be able to buy it.<p>MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR was perfect storytelling, perfect film making. No waste in the narrative. We know what we need to know and nothing more. It starts as late as possible, it communicates character and motivation through image and action. It is never rushed but it never lags.<p>Man, I had such high hopes for THUNDERDOME. That was the first time I can ever remember admitting to myself that the trailer was better than the movie (I was still young enough to have lied to myself about RETURN O' THE JEDI). I think the problem was probably Crack In The Earth. It stalled the movie and necessitated a return to barter town where the movie turned into THE GOONIES. What should have been deadly, frightening danger was played for laughs. I mean, it was terrifying to think of what the Toe Cutters bunch or the Humongous horde would do to their victims. Auntie Entity's crowd just wasn't a threat. In my little fan fictiony mind at the time, before sites like AICN and the whole internet stuff, I'd sort of imagined the feral kids that I'd heard would be in Thunderdome used as slave labor and Max entering some sort of lethal, caged demolition derby (which would erupt into a race of escape) to save them. Same geek story, didn't get to see the movie I'd expected. Still, I think I would have liked the movie I expected better.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I Have No Problem With Recasting

    by Buzz Maverik

    As long as they have a good, screen actor. The guy should seem haunted, exhausted, hollow rather than bad ass. MAD MAX never made me feel like a tough guy. MAD MAX was about loss and the futility yet inevitability of vengeance.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Buzz Maverik, great posts dude!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Cobra-Kai

    by Buzz Maverik

    No one should get me started on MAD MAX 2. It was action and science fiction as art. I feel that the film should be taught in all directing, editing and screenwriting courses at film schools as well as in narrative fiction courses, regardless of your genre. In terms of structure, image and performance, it can't be beat. Like Clint Eastwood, Mel defined his character with his eyes, expressions and alternating fast and slow movements. Completely amazing.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Is nobody pissed that Nick Hoult is in here?

    by TheWaqman

    That little shit is such a wanker. I hope he gets ran over in the film. And he better not be a side-kick.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I still want one of those leather jackets.

    by davidwebb

    You know, badass with shoulderpads and a sleeve missing. I guess it would look stupid standing in a supermarket queue, mind.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    As Long As Yer Not Wearing Wez' Pants...

    by Buzz Maverik

    I think I'd probably move to the 15 items or less line.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    It's not Tom Hardy

    by EMW2010

    Tom Hardy is a fine actor, but he is not Mad Max. Actors are under gag orders, and he would not be allowed to arrogantly say, "The role is coming my way," when he doesn't even know what he read for. Mark Hildebrandt is the only actor ever listed as "Max Rockatansky" and also listed last summer on several sites. He is now on Imdb and has been there quite a while listed as "Max Rockatansky." http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2864849/ Further, not my favorite genre, but Hildebrandt has been heavily heavily rumored to play the lead of the World of Warcraft Live Action film. It is a 100 plus million dollar film, and I read his character is some character in the game described as a "Bad Ass Warrior." So he is probably suited for Max more than Hardy. Hildebrandt is though to be able to hold together a 100 million dollar film, where Hardy's Bronson only grossed 100. His publicist is sending false information. He is going a long with it. Almsot amatuer hour. At least Hildebrandt said in some interview with Warcraft people that it is intimidating to step into the shoes of Mel Gibson, and was in the top group of actors like Jeremy Renner, none of whom arrogantly said the role was in the bag. Tom Hardy is a character actor, and if he was Max and not probably grown up Feral Boy he would take the "Mad" in Mad Max too seriously. He said he wants to bring "something else" to an established iconic role. It would be a quirky over the top performance Max, and would blemish the entire franchise.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Tom hardy will fuck Theron

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

    go on son!

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