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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Is Shooting!! And Here Are A Few Pics From The Set!!

We may be updating this piece as it's a tad unclear where the following images originated from (i.e. were they posed directly to the SSH forums, or nabbed from some other place and re-posted there). 

Whatever the case, we wanted to share some pics from the set of the new MAD MAX film - FURY ROAD - which'll find Tom Hardy assuming Mel Gibson's Max Rockatansky role in a movie which appears to be set shortly after the events of BEYOND THUNDERDOME.  Based on our admittedly sketchy understanding of the film's "plot" so far, it seems the picture is hinged on five women - "The Five Wives" - for whom getting from point "A" to point "Z" is somehow critical.  Their convoy is attacked in the wastelands by post-apocalyptic scumbag assholes, and Max comes to the rescue.  The rest, can pretty much imagine.  

Very eager and interested to see how Hardy spins the Max character here, and I was also very happy to learn that Miller, essentially, never stopped prep on his new MAX projects...even though they were famously delayed and thwarted for years.  I.e. this doesn't appear to be a case of someone developing a project and waiting to get it made.  It appears to be a matter of refining and improving the effort when setbacks afforded The Powers That Be more time. The results?  We'll see when FURY ROAD roars onto screens...whenever. 

 So, I'm assuming we're looking at the "Wives" in these bottom two pics - and that the vehicle body they're riding in is attached to the larger rig pictures above (on top)?  Maybe?  And why do I have a feeling that semi is going to be replaced by some sort of hell-truck contraption via CGI?  I don't know this...just a hunch...

You can find more images HERE!  




Glen Oliver




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  • July 5, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    wheres dat interceptor?

    by girugamesh

  • July 5, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by Prefect Maximus

    Looks like truck from Mad Max!

  • July 5, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Please be good.

    by Bigdada

    See subject. Rinse. Repeat.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Tom Hardy ...

    by Beniffer

    That Spy VS Spy thing was terrible .. but he is a great actor .. need a trailer in the next couple of months to make a decision ...

  • July 5, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by Gorgomel

    In George Miller I trust

  • July 5, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    On the fence about this

    by madmental

    As the saying goes, "You can't go home again". One thing I am sure of, though: even if this revisitation turns out to be an unmitigated disaster, it can't possibly be as bad as the flaming pile of keech that was "The Wicker Tree".

  • July 5, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by Kevin

  • water world without water. It need to have one hell of a script to make this interesting.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by gooseud

  • July 5, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    The Road Warrior is amazing

    by peter skellen

    That truck sequence at the end! Not really excited about a new one without Gibson though. Doesn't feel right.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Yeah I totally agree on Road Warrior, how boring

    by gooseud

    Thats exactly what I thought when I watched Road Warrior, "Jeez how BORING!! This is like a boring Star Trek episode! If only there was something in it to make it not quite so DULL!!".............or not.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    No Mel. No Max.

    by JediRob

    I'd gladly take a new visit to that world and see where it and Max are 25 years later. But this? Eh.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Not buying replacing the Interceptor with a white mini-van

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Even if they CGI some flames on the side.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Beyond Thunderdome was SHITE!


    I think they should have ignored that movie. Either rebooted it or set it after Mad Max 2.

  • Mel had his days in the spotlight, but unfortunately he's crazier than a Shithouse rat. So I'll give my full support to Hardy and in this case, muthafuck nostalgia since Gibson has now become "Mad Mel"; A Racist, Misoginist lunatic who is sorely deluded. Well, that makes sense after all he IS a Chrstian Conservative. Not missing Mel at all.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I hope to God George Miller got Happy Feet out of his system.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    And the talking pig for that matter... His run during the eighties was ( the Mad Maxes, Twilight Zone ep, even Witches Of Eastwick) pretty damn good. Hope he can do it again...

  • those pics are a bad omen.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Beyond Thunderdome was fine

    by slone13

    Quit being so fucking dramatic

  • July 5, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I need to add Road Warrior to my Blu-Ray collection.

    by SergeantStedenko

    Not that excited about this and i was a huge fan of the original trilogy. Post-Apocalypse is still my favorite genre. Tom Hardy is a decent choice. Gerard Butler would've been fine too.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    The only thing I hated about Beyond Thunderdome was Tina Turner

    by SergeantStedenko

    Could not act and that role called for a hot mama and Turner was well past the expiration date on her hawtness.

  • I think the wait will be worth it. We NEED Mad Max back on the silver screen where he belongs, and I think Tom Hardy is the right actor to bring him back in style. I'm on board all the way with this!

  • July 5, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    And what dork decided to cast Tina fuckin Turner?


    Pop stars in acting roles very rarely work. And in some cases (as in Beyond Thunderdome) the result's a fuckin disaster.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Pssssh, don't crap on Thunderdome

    by D.Vader

    I loved Max's desert samurai look in the beginning.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Tina Turner was just fine in Thunderdome

    by D.Vader

    You guys act like she was Nancy Kerrigan on SNL.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Chreeeeeist, forget THUNDERDOME ever happened

    by Marc Cerasini

    That piece of shite is the reason there hasn't been a Mad Max movie in twenty-five years.

  • July 5, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    tina (Turner) wasn't the only reason why Thunderdome sucked..

    by Stalkeye

    the Story, lame characters like Master Blaster and an unimpressive ending. Not to mention the studio fucktards that decided to tone it down to a PG-13 rating. Max's World is all about the brutal and horrific fight for survival during a post apocalyptic era and all those Kids made the film come off like a fricken Sesame Street advertisment. Was waiting for Bert or oscar to show up in a makeshiftJet Tank or somethin. Very Disappointing, just like Mel's Lethal Weapon finale. (4)

  • July 5, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Road Warrior was the ESB of the Mad Max saga. FACTO!

    by Stalkeye

  • July 5, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I like the idea of an oil tanker towing a liquid natural gas tank.

    by Royston Lodge

    Much opportunity for BOOM.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Australian Mel is long gone...

    by tintab

    That guy we saw in Mad Max and Road Warrior doesn't seem to exist anymore. Just like Bond, Max's adventures in the post-apocalyptic world should continue with a new actor. I'm glad someone like Tom Hardy is interested because he certainly has the physicality to make it believable and the acting chops to handle the drama. I just hope the crazies are even more over the top since time has moved on.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome was fine. Not great, but no a suck-fest either.

    by Royston Lodge

    The pacing of the narrative was a bit odd, that's all. The story would speed up and slow down at awkward intervals. I though Tina Turner was a great villain. Sure, it could have been better, but it doesn't deserve the hate.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Keep the script minimal...

    by Mark Jones

    ... I have a feeling this will be overly scripted and probably full of one liners etc. Mad Max 2 has some dialogue, but one the whole it's the images which tell the story, especially when Max arrives at the depot. But it works brilliantly. This, on the other hand, will probably cater for a more mainstream audience and become more like Thunderdome (ie. naff), but I hope not. Nice truck though!

  • July 5, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    What darth busey said^

    by Bigdada

    Please be good.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Mel could have been Hardy's road warrior grandfather !!!

    by Spaced_Invader

  • Or at least some CGI penguins.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    GEEZ, so now Thunderdome get hate? Zzzzzz.

    by Dan

  • July 5, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Best thing about "Thunderdome"

    by madmental

    Angry Anderson. Rest of the movie was pretty much pish. "Road Warrior" (MM2) was far and away the best of the lot.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Well, it's very Mad Maxian.

    by AzulTool

  • July 5, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Cue the absolute mongoloids...

    by NightArrows

    ...stating it "looks like shit" after two set pics. Fucking die the lot of you. Mel was great, Tom Hardy is just as good, if not a better actor than Mel and can sell crazy just as well. Fuck the lot of you in your ball-licking asses.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by TheGangBangTheory

    Are you fucking retarded or something? Jeez dude. I can see some of the hate here for Thunderdome, although Master Blaster was one of the great movie villains of the 80's. When you see somebody carrying a kid on their shoulders, even today, you immediatly think of him. Iconic. But yeah, Tina kind of sucked. She was on a huge comeback when the film was made, and her inclusion guaranteed the film would be dated. They should have had an Aussie star play her. But anybody who thought RW was "boring" is an idiot who loves Michael Bey and Bret Ratner films. It's because of people like you we get the shit like Transformers and Rush Hour films. RW had something movies fail at almost 100% today - mood and setting. Road Warrior stands up today even if TD does not.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    d.vader, imagine if they put Beyonce in this one

    by SergeantStedenko

    that is the equivalent of having Tina Turner in a Mad max movie back in the day. Every time she was onscreen it took me right out of the film. That said, I did love her chainmail outfit. but, imagine that on an actual hot actress' body. For the record, i have no issues with TT outside of Beyond Thunderdome. And I love Master Blaster. As well as Bruce Spence's Pilot. "Who run Barter town?"

  • July 5, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Hardy will do fine I am sure...

    by WeylandYutani

    but I wish Gibson was retuning to the role where Max had gone a bit crazy after decades in the post apocalyptic wastelands – not a stretch for him at this point.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Mel's brain has left the building. Time to move on.

    by Jeditemple

    Tom Hardy might be able to pull it off. I'm willing to give him a chance to prove it. Thunderdome had its issues, but it's still a part of the original series. Let's just move on and see if this new movie can be great.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST


    by 1919

    ROAD WARRIOR REHASH. This is entirely irrelevant and without Gibson it lacks sufficient continuity. We need to see an aged MAX

  • July 5, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I guess I can understand that, sgtstedenko

    by D.Vader

    So the argument isn't whether or not she's a good actress, just that bc she's a pop culture icon it takes you out of the movie. Even after all these years, does it still do that? I was a kid when I saw Thunderdome and knew of Tina Turner but only in the same way I knew of other actors too. Her acting is fine in it, so she's never bothered me all these years. If Beyonce played a villain, I guess it would be hard to see her as something more than her pop singer icon. But I think I'd get used to it after awhile.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I can't believe someone would have issues with Master Blaster

    by D.Vader

  • July 5, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Bad Babe: Pig in the Wasteland

    by SergeantStedenko

    He has to fight mutant dancing penguins for access to the limited water supply.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Question: Do the five wives give head?

    by ATARI

  • July 5, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    I am actually very excited about this. I welcome Miller finally getting this off the ground. Also, if you don't have THE ROAD WARRIOR on Blu-ray, get it. It's a must.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Considering going spoiler free

    by w4tkn

    This might be my first flick of going spoiler free. Mad Max for me is my top 5 franchises and I had given up hope of seeing anything else. The reality' they live in is one that seems real, but sadly this is not a sequel or a prequel to MMBT but a new story that likely has no connection other than setting and a character called Max.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Re crazy4dragons13

    by w4tkn

    That isn't the Interceptor at the start of MMBT, its a truck of some kind, there is no appearance of the Interceptor in MM after MM2 - when he get it in MM he was told that it was the last of the V8 Interceptors, you can see one with a red paint job in MM2 but I doubt its a V8, possibly why they decided a sideboot to have the brand recognition of the Interceptor.

  • July 5, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by crazy4dragons13

  • Then later on the whole scene where the Bartertown mechanic is trying to deactivate the booby traps on it Max steps in.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    oh i guess it wasnt

    by crazy4dragons13

  • July 5, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    MMBT - without the kids

    by w4tkn

    Should have been a worthy sequel, seeing threads of society pulling together in communities. You can't blame the sad death of Byron Kennedy as the film was written with his involvement but I dare say it did impact the execution as all Miller directed were the action scenes and was not so engaged.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I Love Thunderdome, dying for it to be released on Blu-Ray

    by A-COD

    Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars, what else can you say?

  • July 5, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Props (as they say) for not making this a reboot.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Yeah I watched the move on thursday night

    by w4tkn

    Its still a neat vehicle and when it gets stolen, you totally feel his loss, all of his trinkets and means of self sufficiency are taken away. A bit like Sunshine when the first act things seem rosie and then all of the essential elements to get home are removed.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I love all three Mad Max films.

    by papabendi

    I have no problem with Hardy taking the mantle. He's a worthy actor and this is Miller's baby. I don't want aging craggy Max. I don't believe Max would live into his fifties in that world, it's too harsh and unforgiving. I like the look, Miller is staying true to his world. His world is a bloody good excuse for carnageddon. I have faith.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Starting to get "re-interesting"

    by Teddy Artery


  • assuming they have enough success.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    kinda dissapointed that it isn't the interceptor, good eye w4tkn

    by crazy4dragons13

  • July 5, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    "Oh no, I think we're ALL dead meat!"

    by D.Vader

  • July 5, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Years ago

    by w4tkn

    When you had a choice of BSB or Sky in the UK, BSB showed all 3 films with the original Australian soundtrack back to back. My brother and I being fond of vehicles saw the trailer and recorded them. We would watch MM and MM2 back to back but the long play VHS rarely went beyond the end of MM2. I had only seen MMBT which we despised for its lack of stunts and only had motor vehicles at the end from atleast 1990 until 2010. I watched MMBT and as being more mature I found it far better than I recall. I watched it last week again since then and find the 'kids' subplot annoying but in terms of society I find it very engaging.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by Kremzeek

    The article says: "FURY ROAD - which'll find Tom Hardy assuming Mel Gibson's Max Rockatansky role in a movie which appears to be set shortly after the events of BEYOND THUNDERDOME" so I'm not sure why you say this is just going ot be Hardy in the same role with no connections. If it's supposed to be just after Thunderdome, then it's not just some random Mad Max being played by Hardy. This is indeed a sequel.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I also enjoy Escape From L.A.

    by crazy4dragons13

  • July 5, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    But Thunderdome is far more solid.

    by crazy4dragons13

  • July 5, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    All you idiots whining about remakes

    by Mickster_Island

    You're the scum that groaned and rolled their eyes at Sophocles when he presented Antigone. "Oh great! Another sequel - doesn't anyone in Athens have an original ideas!" And another thing - you're ignoring the most obvious comment to make. You're unhappy with Mad Max being played by another actor - HELLO! - what's the main song from the third movie? We don't - what? - We Don't Need Another Hero. Idiots. Besides remakes and sequels being as old storytelling itself, it's just good business. There is not one bit of sense to letting stories die. Retell them all!

  • July 5, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by w4tkn

    It is a reboot 'George Miller’s tardy “Mad Max Fury Road” won’t be a sequel to the Mel Gibson-starring flicks. Nor will it be a prequel. In other words, feral kid reprisals, an appearance by Tina Turner and good news for Angry Anderson fans won’t be forthcoming. Charlize Theron, who is playing the female lead in the film, says the new film is essentially a complete reboot of the whole “Mad Max” series, comparing the new movie to the ‘Snow White’ legacy. “Like with Snow White And The Huntsman, there is so much potential to re-imagine that world. It’s such an interesting world and how much it still resonates today after 20 years or whatever it’s been. We’re going back to that world but this is not a prequel or sequel or anything like that,” she tells UKPA'

  • July 5, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    that scag, and his floozy...

    by duke of url

    there gonna die

  • July 5, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • July 5, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    We don't need another Hero, all we want is what's beyond...

    by Squinty CGI Flynn


  • July 5, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Kick 'er in the guts, Barry.

    by DickBallsworth


  • July 5, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    That being said...

    by w4tkn

    I am quoting Charlize Theron and the above does say 'set after MMBT', personally I would prefer it is connected because I find where the franchise was going, seeing Sydney at the end with the bridge destroyed and sand everywhere is quite chilling. What I did like about the kids, is not knowing the world prior to the nuclear war that is said to have happened between 1 and 2 - not prior to 1, they have no adults or educating telling them this or that and folk lore and children's stories becomes reality.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    mad mel: beyond crazyinthedome.

    by iampain

    rated pg-56

  • Just trying to get my head around how someone could say The Road Warrior is 'boring.' Mind boggling. One of the great action films ever made. Good script and characters. Hard-hitting action. Funny. A little heart. Mythic without being pretentious. Mel at his best. Etc etc. I saw it as a sneak preview in the theater when I was a kid, and was revved up for about a week afterward. Most action films can only dream of being as good.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    To Tom Hardy: Please tone it down a little for this one, thanks

    by MooseMalloy

  • July 5, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Road Warrior

    by w4tkn

    Is one of the best action flicks ever, along with Predator, Die Hard and Terminator 2 in my list. It plays like a silent movie and I still reckon the best car stunts ever filmed.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    not gonna redo the origin story?

    by walt

    how the hell will today's movie goers know who max is?

  • July 5, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Hmm, weird

    by Kremzeek

    But that's going by what Theron says. She's an actress in the film... so not putting too much weight on what she says. I don't think she's stupid or anything like that - just that: Usually when actors on a film say things about where everything headed and what's in store for the franchise... they're wrong. This'll be interesting to see how it pans out...

  • July 5, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    This is good writing

    by w4tkn

    My life fades the vision dims.All that remains are memories.I remember a time of chaos ruined dreams this wasted land. But most of all, I remember the Road Warrior the man we called Max. To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time when the world was powered by the black fuel and the deserts sprouted great cities of pipe and steel.Gone now swept away.For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all.Without fuel they were nothing. They'd built a house of straw.The thundering machines sputtered and stopped.Their leaders talked and talked and talked but nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled the cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white-line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay ordinary men were battered and smashed. Men like Max the warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything and became a shell of a man a burnt out, desolate man a man haunted by the demons of his past.A man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here in this blighted place that he learned to live again.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by Kremzeek

    Just saw your next post about the quote coming from Theron. Looks like you share my skeptisim in her knowledge of the whole plan, hehe.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah not like the Producer or Director

    by w4tkn

    A bit like Rick McCallum - don't take anything he says serious even though he is a producer. I'd take an actor involved as being more informed that the quote above with any sources but I am open to it being a sequel.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah an Actor

    by w4tkn

    Not like the Director or Producer or anyone with authority .......and I hope its just talk from CT, most likely I expect from the tone set it will be a story that leaves it up to us if we want to view it as MM4 or for the Fast and Furious mob(The Vin Diesel variety not the gun runners from Washington) will view it as a reboot or a new franchise to get excited about.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by Kremzeek

    I'm guessing your post is drenched in sarcasm. But in case it isnt: Whenever people ask that question I have to /facepalm and then laugh. If you go into a sequel not knowing about the characters (which is pretty dumb to begin with), there's this thing called video rentals. And also a little invention called the internet. So for those kids who can't be bothered with renting the previous film(s), they can get on the internet and read up. It's not like their lives aren't completely consumed by the internet already anyway.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    There's also a thing called in media res

    by D.Vader

  • July 5, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    But no kids speaking half decipherable English,right?

    by Lord Elric

    Besides the PG-13 lightening in tone, I'd say that was the biggest annoyance to me Otherwise BEYOND THUNDERDOME was great.

  • July 5, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by Kremzeek

    Rick McCallum... hahaha. Great example! HAHA. Yeah, that guy... wow. How many times was he flat out wrong about stuff? Hilarious. It's so funny watching him on the behind-the-scenes stuff for the Prequels. He's constantly got this look of "I don't know what the fuck is going on, but I can pretend really well!" Hehe

  • July 5, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Which film has the best score? I'm in love with the Thunderdome score.

    by crazy4dragons13

  • July 5, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Maurice Jarre is hard to beat

    by D.Vader

  • July 5, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I think what went wrong in places with Thunderdome

    by w4tkn

    Is a bigger budget at stake and they toned elements down and introduced kids. I bet in this day its made its money many times over with rentals(VHS rental days were huge) , DVD sales and do studios get anymoney when a movie is shown on TV? Happy Feet 2 did not make as much as money as I hoped only for the reasons that these 2 and maybe 3 MM movies are said to have rather large budgets and with that bombing I wondered if Fury Road would have been scaled back as it only started shooting this month, I thought after 2001 didn't happen the studio did have money invested as they moth balled a bunch of vehicles.

  • July 5, 2012, 3 p.m. CST


    by w4tkn

    Yes me 2. Although the first two with their use of horns and such does add a creepy vibe the score for Thunderdome is perfectly suited. Are you game for another classical score or do you want a different approach to the soundtrack?

  • July 5, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    those cars don't look very fuel efficient

    by purplemonkeydw

    tsk tsk, waste of resources...

  • July 5, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    why this will tank

    by Raptor Jesus

    People don't want to see a post apocalyptic world. You want to see everything going to shit just read the news.

  • July 5, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    @raptor jesus

    by w4tkn

    Actually its quote the opposite, darkness is selling right now, although you would think 'feel good' would be box office gold. 2012,Terminator salavation, zombie this that and the next thing, walking dead, the road, book of eli, apocalypic video games - apocalytia either through social engineering or because the viewing public is responding - there is a ton being green lit right now and for the past few years. I reckon is social engineering, who will save us?.............the government and mega banks.

  • July 5, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    kremzeek, you sir are wrong

    by walt

    for as shown in the amazing pencil necked brit in the rubber spidey costume, today's kids use bing as a search engine use bing...stay a moron therefore, we need origin stories...over and over and over again

  • July 5, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    ive tried...but i just cant get excited for this without Mel


    if theyd had Mel as Max in this it would be like Indy 4/Star Trek2009/Prometheus levels of anticipation for me without Mel its roughly around...i dunno..DieHard 4 knowing its PG13 damn - a Mad Max movie without Mel as Max!this aint Bond...

  • July 5, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Best thing about this is getting Thunderdome on blu

    by Ghostshrimp

    Thunderdome was my first Mad Max film I was able to go to the movies and see myself with out the parents and I remember the experience vividly to this day. Of course I was ten in 1980 so I was at that age where all 80's films are frickin gospel to anything else. Does anyone else have that issue with the decade they spent their teens in or were the 80's just that mega awesome??

  • July 5, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by w4tkn

    I think in ones childhood or developing years is when one forms their 'favorites'. The 80's were awesome yes :) Perhaps to someone older they would say the 70s were awesome, when us not from that era as teenagers we say Jaws was awesome, Rocky is Awesome, Close Encounters, Alien, The Sting are all awesome - We identify the films that lasted beyond their immediate release but we wouldn't say the 70s were awesome.

  • July 5, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by crazy4dragons13

    i'd say something like the first 2 scores. this needs to feel gritty.

  • July 5, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome was easily the best. MM and RW were mediocre, at best.

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Barely worth using their initials.

  • I liked her in it. She wasn't really the bad guy, just another character who survived and help build Bartertown. I also love that her filmography is very small and includes LAST ACTION HERO! as well as Acid Queen in Tommy. Besides that 1 more thing.

  • July 5, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by w4tkn

    You are entitled to that opinion, on what basis do you say that however? Aunt Entity is an interesting character, someone prior to collapse was 'a little person' and now is an elite in bartertown, I think it shows that mankind regardless of setting will always try and dominate another and seek to rule.

  • July 5, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by KnowItAllFromCali

    I feel it was the most complete and interesting story and I like that it ended with at least a bit of hope for mankind. RW was okay, but I don't get the love. Thunderdome was also full of invention - the dome, Master/Blaster, the lost children - all made for a more thought-provoking and fun experience, imo. Not sure why I bothered saying so, though.

  • July 5, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Love the Mad Max series

    by cushing1967

    And the idea that another one is being made makes me happy. I much prefer the idea that it's Max rather than his son or an imposter. As for Thunderdome, I like it a lot - I was drunk the first time I saw it and it was only when it came out on VHS that I realized that Bob Monkhouse wasn't in it. I always loved the fact that Bruce Spence played a totally unrelated big gangly pilot and almost demand he plays another totally unrelated big gangly pilot in this one too. I have no real idea why Merrick would have a hunch that the semi would be replaced with a CGI hell truck. That's not really a Mad Max thing - all the vehicles have always been ones that have been augmented.

  • July 5, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    The scene with the record in Thunderdome

    by cushing1967

    Always moved me a bit - subtle and nice

  • July 5, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I like Beyond Thunderdome

    by lv_426

    Sure it isn't as good as The Road Warrior, but it was still a good Mad Max flick, and certainly no Alien 3 level disappointment. Really for me, Beyond Thunderdome is kind of like Return of the Jedi. Not as good as the first two, but still damn good and a worthy finale to said trilogy.

  • July 5, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    ohhhh yeahhhh I'm fuckin EXCITED and PUMPED BABY


    fuckin sweet! another rehash of something that was cool and original 50 years ago!

  • July 5, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I think the cab

    by w4tkn

    Is either to move the trailer or wont be shown in the shots they are filming at present. I'm for Bruce Spence once again. The word is Hugh Keays-Byrne (The Toecutter) is to have a role playing a different character.

  • I just think it would have been much better to have had Mad Mel as an old Mad Max as a sort of mentor to a new character that takes up the mantle in the first of these new Road Warrior films. So Hardy would be this new Road Warrior, who maybe takes the name of Mad Max to continue the legend if you will, but is a different character. This way they aren't trying to have him do a Mel Gibson impersonation through the whole thing like Superman Returns did by having Brandon Routh play it as Christopher Reeve for the sake of continuity. Now, I thought Routh did a good job, but ultimately it would have been better to reboot at that point, or just do their own thing and not try to fit it exactly to the Donnor films. Maybe they'll do something like that here, have Hardy play it more as his own thing than trying to play it exactly as Mel would have done. Still though, a different actor than Mel playing Max seems a little blasphemous, in the same way replacing Harrison Ford for Indy, Sigourney for Ripley, or Stallone for Rambo seems blasphemous. I'm gonna see this new Mad Max stuff though. I liked Book of Eli and Doomsday, both of which were good post apocalyptic yarns that cribbed from the classic Mad Max films. I think there is some life left in these crazy car smashing post apocalyptic punk action films.

  • July 5, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Hah! Nice, waltkovacs

    by Kremzeek

  • July 5, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    In my experience, no Ghostshrimp

    by Kremzeek

    I was in high school from 90-94. While I love the friends I made, the memories, I have etc etc... I think the 90s suck some serious ass. Pop culture really goes to the shitter in the 90s. It has nothing new to offer (unless you count "grunge music" which I don't). The 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s all had their own flare and style. Not the 90s. It's just a cheap knockoff of the 80s with baggier clothes and more neonier neon colours everywhere. My point? For all intents and purposes, I grew up in the 80s/90s, but I'll take the 60s and 70s over either decade without hesitation. The music is better, for sure (not saying the 80s didn't have some great tunes - just that they don't compare to the 60s/70s). One thing I will say though: What the 60s are to great music, the 80s are to great films. There were just some amazingly wonderful films in the 80s - whether you grew up then or not.

  • July 5, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Oh, except for Star Trek

    by Kremzeek

    Star Trek was at its peak in the early 90s. But then again, technically Trek was from the 60s so...

  • July 5, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    That's Pam Anderson's dildo right?

    by Christian Sylvain

    I could be mistaken.

  • July 5, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    you're gonna be alright, PARTNER!

    by DarthBlart


  • July 5, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by Stalkeye

    Wassamatter, you didn't like how I trashed Mad Mel or that I disprove of the forgettable Thunderdome? Judging from this thread, I can see that the Movie is getting plenty of support. that said, it was nowhere as good as RW which was a tough act to follow that's why I compare it as one of the best sequels of a Trilogy along with ESB, Godfather 2,etc. I seriously doubt that Master Blaster is as memorable a villian as say, Humungus let alone Wez. I really had no problem with Turner's performance and one of the best things about MMBT happens to be the ending in which Aunty spares his Life leaving Max to wander off while "We don't need another hero" plays during the end credits. Sorry, wasn't crazy about The Kids and The legend of "Captain Walker", Bruce Spence playing another character that's almost simular to the one he played in RW, a rehashed ending in which some kid recites the legendary tale of how Max saved their lives. Sound familiar? Cause it IS!! Can you say Feral Boy?!? Oh, and there's that Annoying Saxaphone guy again. WTF did he have some contractual obligation to star in a few WB Films? The Film is flawed and forgettable but not a shit fest. Just aint on my top 100 Favorite films or sequels.

  • July 5, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    "Have you seen yourself, Mate? You're a mess."

    by DougMcKenzie

    Miller's the heart and soul of this franchise and has been trying to make this movie for 15 years. He ain't going to fuck this up. All the faith in the world. Can't wait to get an image of Hardy behind the wheel of that thing. "I'll drive that tank-ah"...

  • July 5, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Ladies and Gentlemen...boys and girls...

    by kells

    HARDY time's here...

  • July 5, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    No matter where you go, there you Hardy.

    by LarryTheCableGuy

  • July 5, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Why was The Road Warrior so awesome? Three words... Australian Cattle Dog.

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Best breed in the world. We share our home with five ACDs thanks to that film. Hopefully Max will have picked up another one for this story.

  • July 5, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    The biggest flaw with the Mad Max world

    by crimsonmask

    We'd run out of gas LONG before we'd run out of bullets.

  • July 5, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by Media Messiah

    What great news!!!!

  • July 5, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Fuck this movie.

    by Ironhelix

    If Mel didn't want to do it, then it should have been abandoned.

  • July 5, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    MM2/The Road Warrior was the Illiad from the Trojan's

    by Dingbatty

    perspective. And MM Beyond Thunderdome was Spartacus meets the Lost Boys from Peter Pan.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Max wouldn't be alive 25 years later

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I love Mel Gibson, but I'm not interested in seeing him play a 60 year-old Max. That's just stupid. Anybody wanting that is stupid as well. Really stupid.

  • Sorry, it just is. The big set pieces are great, but there's so much talk and so little payoff to it. Critics did cartwheels over it but it does not hold up.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Thunderdome IS overrated

    by Queefer Sutherland

    If Road Warrior hadn't come before, it would be a lot cooler.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Mad Max Post Apocalyptic Wardrobes

    by mrmgp

    Doesn't it seem that after the apparent nuclear war that destroyed the world, the only clothing left for people to wear in the Mad Max universe was football uniform protective gear?

  • July 6, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    This is such good news. Go George Miller! It's been far too long.

    by Buck Turgidson

    Thunderdome: meh; but Mad Max and Road Warrior are legend.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    No more games! NO MORE GAMES!

    by Buck Turgidson

    All hail Humongous.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    No Mel. No sale.

    by adeceasedfan

    Unfortunately in some parts of the 'country' that rhymes.

  • But no matter how high he wails, that guy on stage is not Robert Plant. We all know who and what Max is. This ain't it.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Humungous does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    YOU DEFY ME. YOU PUPPY. One of my most anticipated movies! I'd still have loved for this flick to begin with Max's (Mel Gibson) violent last stand against a gang of punks. He kills all the punks but is fatally wounded. A scavenger nearby (Tom Hardy) is witness and does what he can to help the dying Max, who then hands over his sawn off and his police badge as he dies.. the torch has been passed. I think Max is a mythic figure and they could have passed his legend on to someone else, you know abit like the Dread Pirate Roberts in PRINCESS BRIDE or like Hopkins does to Banderas in the first ZORRO. That way we could have watched all 4 MAX movies as true sequels, rather than the clunkiness of a recast reboot.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Yeah, because Max the "loner" would have 5 wives.

    by IronEagle74

    This whole thing is ridiculous.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:40 a.m. CST

    What kevred said

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Like making an Indiana Jones movie without Harrison Ford. Completely fucking pointless.

  • July 6, 2012, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Oh, God Yes. Give Me Some George Miller Mad Max Mayhem

    by THX1968

    The Road Warrior is STILL one of the greatest action/adventure films OF ALL TIME! Thunderdome was cool, but it was no Road Warrior by a long shot. Yet it is The Road Warrior that sits in the same company as.... Raiders, for instance. It really is quite shocking how the younguns are so unfamiliar with Road Warrior.

  • July 6, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST


    by cushing1967

    Why would you think that the 5 wives are Max's wives? If you have decided that a film is ridiculous based on what your assumption of the film is going to be - then that's a bit ridiculous.

  • July 6, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    cushing, yep I believe the *5 wives* are an escort mission for Max. They no doubt have some significance, in the same way that Clive Owen has to escort the pregnant girl from A to B in CHILDREN OF MEN.

  • July 6, 2012, 3:53 a.m. CST

    the colors on the Road Warrior Blu are all off

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    check out some comparison shots before buying. I'm over Mel now. I'd rather they recast than have Mel there if he obviously doesn't want to be and has chain-smoking granny skin.

  • July 6, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST

    I'm thinking making sequels to classic series 20 or so years later

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    might always be a bad idea tho- Star Wars, Indy, Alien, Superman Returns. Can anyone name a good one?

  • July 6, 2012, 4:51 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    bumquist, I guess this is a bit more of a reboot rather than a sequel. So you could cite Nolans Batman films, Rise of the Apes or the continuing saga of Bond 007 as successes. I also very much enjoyed PROMETHEUS as a standalone movie. But yeah, the failures definitely outnumber the successes.

  • July 6, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST


    by TheNotoriousDRB

    NO DEAL.

  • July 6, 2012, 5:47 a.m. CST

    No Mel, No Max, No fucking movie

    by Volllllume3

  • July 6, 2012, 7:01 a.m. CST

    I got five wives to feed

    by lv_426

    Mad Morman. Or since we are on the precipice of an election, Mad Mitt!

  • July 6, 2012, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I like tha movie Beyond Thunderdome

    by lv_426


  • July 6, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Filmmaking Has Changed Since An ER Doctorand An Acting Student...

    by Buzz Maverik

    Made MAD MAX with a few cars and motorcycles for no money. The truck pictures give me hope for this movie as the sequel to MAD MAX and the ROAD WARRIOR that THUNDERDOME should have been. THE ROAD WARRIOR is one of my favorite films, and I admired MAD MAX. THUNDERDOME sort of made me grow up as fanboy (oxymoron, anyone?). It was the first movie I can remember where the preview was better than the movie (but not the last). The movie I saw was not the movie I'd been sure I would see: YOJIMBO/FISTFUL O' DOLLARS Max playing two Bartertown factions against each other until he discovered the child labor slavery behind it all, entered the communities Demolition-Derby-from-hell called Thunderdome as a diversion while the kids escaped, escaped himself and provided road protection until they were free, afterwhich he returned to the wasteland. If I'd written it down, it would have been bad fan fiction ... but still better than the movie. However, with THUNDERDOME and apparently this, I do admire Miller for not repeating himself.

  • July 6, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I Wish Miller Would Remake MAD MAX

    by Buzz Maverik

    Generally, I hate remakes, but I think a more focused look at the final days of civilization would be excellent. I'd like to see a film more in line with the world that followed. Max as one of the last cops on earth, with the roving gangs carrying equal weight and power.

  • July 6, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I think the MAD MAX trilogy pretty much mirrored the SW trilogy. A gutsy and original first movie, which stood alone and didnt necessarily need a sequel. A sequel which actually improved on the original and expanded the mythos. A third movie which, while decent, felt a little flat in comparison to the other two and went all family friendly in the 2nd half - Ewoks / tribe of lost boys. (I guess that would make MAD MAX: FURY ROAD... THE PHANTOM MENACE).

  • getting progressively more dystopian, but Thunderdome seemed to show the beginnings of a return to society so it'll be interesting to see where George Miller envisions it now.

  • July 6, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Is that a 1x1 Litepanel, or just something that looks similar?

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    Always impressed by those little bastards. Kinda spotty though. <P> Wait, we're supposed to be talking about story aren't we? oops.

  • July 6, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Sorry, but Thunder Dome is not over-rated. It's a great third sequel.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    Though I like Road Warrior its not a movie I feel like I want to return to, Thunder Dome is. Another movie like this is Army of Darkness. I don't return to Evil Dead 2 much but I do it's sequel. <P> A lot of people like to hate on Thunder Dome, but then a lot of you wouldn't know a good movie if it crawled up and bit you in the ass.

  • July 6, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Yes! I know it at last!

    by jellypop

    I've been trying to remember a film I saw as a Kid for years and I touched on it in the Birdemic thread briefly. I've searched for that sucker for so long... & now I have it: Crystalstone! (I'm slumped in the chair smiling now) Back to it....nice pictures. The rig looks like it could be a weapon of some type. Looks like a big cannon to me.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Haha! Love that truck!

    by Darth Macchio

    Very high hopes for this...Miller is capable of such fantastic and revolutionary kick assery...I hope he doesn't try to have that really hot lingerie model act but outside of that, I'm very highly looking forward to this!

  • He has sisnce given it his blessing, said he talks to George more often then none and said that he would play a snake or something in the background the moment they ask him.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I also think the bad guy from Mad Max is my favorite.

    by crazy4dragons13

  • July 6, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Blame Dubya

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    Fury Road was scheduled to film in 2002 with Mel and RDJ...then, Dubya bombed Iraq, and threw the entire Middle East into turmoil. For some reason, likely due to the fact that the desolate parts of the Western Territories are now green and lush as opposed to the desert it used to be, they had to film in the ME. First, windstorms destroyed some of the sets in 2001, then the war pretty much ended possibility of safely completing the shoot. Life stinks.

  • July 6, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Fury Rhode

    by lv_426

    Might be a character in After Earth.

  • July 6, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Roger Ebert can suck my dick. Oh wait. He can't.

    by Queefer Sutherland


  • July 6, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    His name should be Max Raige.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    That would be cooler.

  • July 7, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Mad Max

    by Robert

    I don't think Miller will go the CGI route with Mad Max , I think he all about using real cars looking like they are going real fast :) It does look like just a rehash of Road Warrior though, just replace the fuel with the '5 wives' , but...let's hope there is more to it, not sure what Charlize will look like with a shaved head! I always had it in my mind Max would eventually come across a post apocalyptic city , and see some badass car chases through that, he could even come across an old police station with some Interceptors hidden away :)

  • July 7, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    If Nobody Sold Out, They Could Have Made This In 2002

    by Buzz Maverik

    No- name acting student -- what, has Australia suddenly run out of pretty boy thugs? Local actors. Miller didn't need a movie star the first time, he created one! There's a lot of great looking chicks from Australia and New Zealand who could have been the Wives. You don't need super models or rock star's daughters. No frills. You spend your money on the vehicles and the stunts, and you film in the same kind of shit holes you did the first two times.