Mad Max: Fury Road, Starring Tom Hardy, Finally Gets A Release Date

We've been talking about Mad Max: Fury Road for years and years and years, but now we are finally getting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has finally committed a date to the long in-development film and have now officially placed the movie on their release calendar for May 15, 2015.

Those who have been paying attention to movie news over the last year will know why the movie's new date is a risky move by the studio. While all of 2015 is packed with blockbusters, May of that year is particularly crowded. Just two weeks before Mad Max's debut we will see the release of Joss Whedon's hotly anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron - which is expected to do as well if not better than its hit predecessor - and then on May 22nd, one week later, Disney will be putting out Brad Bird's mysterious and exciting Tomorrowland. The film is fortunate to currently be the only major release scheduled for May 15th, but that could change in a big way in the next year and a half.

Directed by George Miller, who also helmed all three of the previous Mad Max movies, the new sequel will be the first in the franchise to be released in 3D. Tom Hardy will star in the title role, which was classically played by Mel Gibson, and Charlize Theron and X-Men: First Class' Nicholas Hoult will play supporting roles. Nothing is known about the plot, but it's worth mentioning that the new release date means that the movie will be coming out 30 years after the last one.

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