Mad Max: Fury Road's Sequel Is Ready To Go

Yeah, people monkeyed with superheroes and CGI this weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. But one dude just decided to nut up and bring it – George Miller's trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road turned Hall H into a barbeque, and his footage roasted weenies on top of everyone. Warner Bros. spent a lot of money and a couple of years making this movie, and the gamble that might pay off is a return trip to the wastelands of Australia. The question is, will you be prepared for Mad Max: Furiosa?

In an interview with Film School Rejects during Comic Con, George Miller unveiled his plans for Mad Max: Furiosa, saying that they already have a script for the film, as well as a novelization of even more, unrelated Mad Max material.

"In order to tell this story, we came up with two others. We’ve written the screenplay of one and the novelization of another, but it’s a very rough novel. We kept working on them while we were working on other things."

The original idea was to shoot Fury Road and Furiosa back to back, to the point where the years-long production time was assumed to encompass both movies. Now we know that isn't the case, which suggests Miller and company put everything they had into Fury Road. Which is actually pretty cool – damn the torpedoes and figure out sequels some other time. Fans want to drive Fury Road, period, as the wait for this film has been years – we're almost thirty years removed from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, which reportedly the new film doesn't even acknowledge. Since you just saw the Fury Road trailer, here's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome to compare. Notice that the new film has 100% less Tina Turner.

So what is Furiosa about? It looks like Tom Hardy's Mad Max will cede the spotlight to Charlize Theron, as her character in the new film is named Furiosa. Which, hey, cool – we were just talking about awesome actresses who deserve their own movie! Theron taking center stage in the extension of Miller's nightmarish future apocalypse would be an interesting curve ball. And since it won't be a movie, will the novelization then feature Max and Furiosa settling down to start a nice family at the end of the world? Might be nice. Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters May 15th, 2015.