The unexpected classic that is Mad Max: Fury Road was beloved by nearly everyone. It was the most praised film of the year by critics, a terrific piece of entertainment, and a breath of fresh air when we as an audience needed it the most. Director George Miller indicated after its release that he was interested in giving Charlize Theron’s Furiosa her own story down the line, but given his age and the sheer effort these kind of films require it seemed a long shot.
Apparently it’s an impossibility now as the filmmaker has gone on the record with Page Six saying that he’s done with the universe of Mad Max. Miller cited the many reasons in their chat, a snippet of which is below:
“I’ve shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers 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.”
Fury Road was a gift. It was an anomaly. Though it’s sad to know that the great Australian director of the timeless franchise won’t be doing any more in the series he’s not opposed to someone else taking a stab. It makes sense, as so many have emulated the style and feel of the movies, but as final statements go, Mad Max: Fury Road was one heck of a mic drop.