Mad Max Fury Road surprised everybody when it roared into cinemas last year, after endless delays, reshoots and tales of production woes, our collective expectations for the movie were not exactly sky high. While it is true that not every movie with a troubled shoot equals a bad movie, the Fantastic Four reboot fuelled the stigma by delivering an intensely patchy end product. Thankfully, George Miller revitalised his franchise with a stunning display of simplicity and elegance, as a bonus, Fury Road was the best-reviewed movie of 2015. 

Since its release, George Miller has teased the possibility of more sequels, and a Charlize Theron led spin-off for her badass Furiousa. Miller had expressed interest in making a smaller project before he journeyed back to the wastelands, however, Miller has now revealed his has no desire to make another Mad Max movie.  

"I won't make more Mad Max movies. Fury Road with Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough was forever getting completed. If you finish one in a year, it's considered a leap of faith. Start, stop, start again.”

Miller also spoke candidly about the gruelling process of making movies on this scale; 

"I've shot in Australia in a field of wildflowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever.  We had to wait 18 months and every return to the US was 27 hours. Those 'Mad Maxes' take forever. I won't do those anymore."

Miller’s comments echo the tone of Daniel Craig’s somewhat harsh reaction when quizzed about his desire to make another Bond movie after Spectre

“Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”

While Craig’s choice of words could have been a tad suaver, if you had just climbed a mountain and broken bones along the way would you be counting down the days until you’re next physically enduring expedition? Probably not. The point I’m rambling to get towards is that Miller’s (and Craig’s) comments seem to come from a place of frustration and should be taken with a pinch of salt (I hope). Fury Road was a fantastic movie and like millions of fans I’m hungry to see more, but without the guiding hand of George Miller, I’m not convinced another filmmaker could imitate his unique style.