MAD MAX: George Miller On Mel Gibson, Feels "Heartbroken" ; Dishes On FURY ROAD Development

With the long awaited Mad Max: Fury Road finally rumbling into theaters in 2015, George Miller unveils as to why Mel Gibson didn't return, and also giving some tidbits on the filming process, hit the jump to read more..

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By D117 - 8/13/2014

    

“I have a great affection for Mel. I was really heartbroken to see him go into that,” Miller pertaining to Gibson and his vague personal issues.

He then went on to praise Gibson, “But it’s a new time. I hope Mel gets to act in more movies because I think he’s a wonderful actor. But I think he’s an amazingly good director.”


"You’re picking up the characters and the backstory as you go." Miller keying in on keeping the franchise going.

Leading up to his closing thoughts, going into casting a younger Max played by Tom Hardy.
 “And in order to create that back-story, we found ourselves having written two other screenplays. One of them is completed. The other one is in the form of a kind of unedited novel. So by the time we got there, we realized we’ve got a couple more Mad Max stories to tell, and that … required us to cast someone who was younger.”

Mad Max: Fury Road  
hits theaters on May 15, 2015!
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staypuffed - 8/13/2014, 6:24 PM
I know nothing about Mad Max, but I'm getting excited for Fury Road.
KilledHal9000 - 8/13/2014, 6:25 PM
Fact: this movie will be SICK.
FordEl - 8/13/2014, 6:26 PM
Fury Road looks amazing.
SmellofDuty - 8/13/2014, 6:27 PM
Tom Hardy is my favorite actor ever, I am beyond excited for this! Mad Max was the first series that I ever fell in love with as a child and Miller and Hardy are really bringing it back with a vengeance. I couldn't agree with @KilledHal9000 any more.
SmellofDuty - 8/13/2014, 6:33 PM
Ok I lied he isn't my favorite ever. Top three though haha
PunkRockJesus - 8/13/2014, 6:37 PM
Tom Hardy makes my Tom Hardy
DaVinci31 - 8/13/2014, 6:38 PM
In related news, I finally got around to watching Locke.



It was fantastic.

batz11 - 8/13/2014, 6:41 PM
Original Mad Max and Road Warrior are classics!

Had hoped Mel had a cameo...
Satanistpanther - 8/13/2014, 6:50 PM
Mel has a cameo :-)
batz11 - 8/13/2014, 6:54 PM
For real?
SuperCat - 8/13/2014, 7:51 PM
Tom Hardy is in this. I'm seeing it.
JoJo1982 - 8/13/2014, 8:17 PM
Can't go wrong with Tom Hardy

But I grew up with Road Warriors and it sux not to have Mel back, it's not like he has a busy schedule of movies
HAILHYDRA - 8/13/2014, 8:36 PM
The fact that Mel and his antisemitism have been locked out of Hollywood just prove that it's a town controlled by Jews. It's simple really. Insult the Jews and you'll never act again.
DrKinsolving - 8/13/2014, 9:06 PM
Mel Gibson is an amazing actor and director, he directed Braveheart and for a movie that came out in 1995, it's also pretty amazing....

He just should have kept his mouth shut.
DrKinsolving - 8/13/2014, 9:08 PM
@DaVinci31

I want to watch that, I heard Hardy is really good in it
McGee - 8/13/2014, 10:28 PM
batz11 - 8/14/2014, 4:51 AM
^ hey, nice beaver!
grifdeadpoolteabag - 8/14/2014, 8:15 AM
Don't care.

Let's see the Justice League materials already, just for shits and giggles.

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