Actor Tom Hardy is currently making the rounds promoting his new TV series, FX’s “Taboo“. Sitting down with The Wrap, Hardy dished a bit on Mad Max V. We haven’t heard much about a sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road since early last year and from the sound of things, a fifth film is very much still in the cards. Unfortunately Hardy doesn’t seem to have an exact idea of what is going on with it at the moment, but he does seem pretty excited about returning to the role…
“Yeah I believe so! I don’t know when that starts, but I believe that’s in the books. There’s a couple of those floating around. I’m waiting for the call to come. It was so good, man.”
A short, largely uninformative statement, but a happy one. The fact that he remains amped for future Mad Max outings is absolutely a good thing. Here’s hoping some more information on Mad Max V is headed our way this year. When Fury Road was announced years ago, director/writer George Miller often described it as being the first in a new trilogy of Mad Max movies. Since Fury Road’s arrival, Miller has held to that notion, although he still plans on directing a much smaller film before returning to the desert.
What will the fifth film be? Some have claimed it could be the oft-mentioned Furiosa spin-off, but Miller himself set the record straight on that not long ago. While a script exists for a Furiosa-centric tale, it was originally intended to be turned into an animated feature and it exists in addition to Miller’s plans for Mad Max V. The still-untitled fifth feature is rumored to bear the title Mad Max: The Wasteland, but such a moniker has yet to be confirmed. Whatever lies ahead for “Mad” Max Rockatansky, rest assured we will bring you each new detail as it arrives.