“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!