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The Australian filmmaker is currently at the Cannes Film Festival to wax lyrical about his dystopian franchise, and with fervour over the film reaching its zenith thanks to the wave of critical acclaim that has come its way over the last few days, Miller was constantly being probed about a follow-up. And after being asked such a question by Empire, George Miller explained just why he is ready to even consider one.
Being asked that questions feels to me like being a woman who’s just given birth to a really big baby. And then someone asks you, ‘When are you having your next baby?’ We only finished 12 days ago. I’m just not recovered enough to get into it.
While some mothers might resent child birth being considered to production on a $150 million blockbuster, the analogy totally works. And by all accounts, after a long, back-breaking and arduous production in the Namibian Desert and Western Sydney for Mad Max: Fury Road, which actually began in July 2012, was completed in December 2012 only to undergo mammoth reshoots and post-production, George Miller appears to have created one hell of a beautiful, if rambunctious, baby.
And during the press conference at Cannes on Thursday morning Miller just couldn’t help but constantly bring out the labour metaphor when quizzed about a sequel. After being asked about the potential story for another film, Miller teased, "If we get the appetite again to go back out into the wasteland, there’s other films we want to do. That’s the answer I can give this moment, now: I’ve just come out of labour."