In a recent interview earlier this week, George Miller seemingly ruled himself out of making any further Mad Max sequels much to the dismay of anybody who saw Fury Road. Since those comments were made, the filmmaker has now clarified that his has every intention of going back to the wastelands, just not right now.
“That was a completely garbled interview. I was in New York, and it was so noisy and the journalist was asking me questions on a red carpet at the National Board of Review. She completely got the wrong fragments of information that were just not true. I said no, [another ‘Mad Max’ movie] will not be next, and she took that to mean I never wanted to make another ‘Mad Max.’ It won’t necessarily be next, but I have two more stories.”
Phew! You had us worried there for a moment Mr Miller. The comments were made after Fury Road received an unexpected ten Academy Award nominations, and nobody was more surprised than George Miller.
“It’s great. I would never have thought this would have happened. It’s really nice to be invited to the party. It’s a really good feeling.”
Action movies don’t often get nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, but action movies like Fury Road don’t come along very often and should be celebrated when they do. Mad Max star Tom Hardy is up for Best Supporting Actor for his powerful turn in The Revenant; Hardy faces strong competiton with his fellow nominees Christian Bale, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Rylance and Sylvester Stallone.
The Revenant is out now in UK cinemas.