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Will we ever see George Miller's fourth installment of the Mad Max franchise? Charlize Theron sure seems to think so. What's more, Theron has let slip some very interesting information about 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' During a recent interview, Theron confirmed that she is still definitely starring in the film and that it won't in fact be a sequel nor will it be a prequel. She referred to the film as a re-imagining of the story with Tom Hardy reinventing the Mad Max character. However, she then admitted to being a bit unsure as to whether Hardy was actually still signed on to play the lead role. As of this moment, the flip-flopping reboot (apparently) has no release date.
If this news is legit, that 'Fury Road' will be a re-imagining instead of a sequel or prequel, I would argue it is in fact great news. Allowing Tom Hardy to make the character his own instead of forcing him to recreate Mel Gibson's classic portrayal of the roguish hero of the wasteland is a far more interesting approach. However, I'm not about to take Ms. Theron's word as gospel. If it were George Miller relaying this info that would be one thing, but with the film's future still very much unclear, it seems strange that the female lead would be telling the press intimate details about the plot. Also, she couldn't even say definitively whether the star of the movie is still the star of the movie so you'll forgive me if I'm dubious of the other information she's spouting.
What do you guys think? Would you prefer 'Fury Road' not be a sequel/prequel? Or at this point, do you not even care anymore?
Source: Movie Hole