The Bizarre Fury Road Character Who Will Return In The Next Mad Max Movie

The Doof Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road

For many moviegoers, Mad Max: Fury Road was such a visceral and rollicking blockbuster that most would instantly journey to Valhalla just to see a follow-up. But while we'd expect to see how Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa are doing in the film, it turns out that writer and director George Miller has developed the script for the sequels and its characters so extensively that we'd even get to see the Doof Warrior's mother in a follow-up. George Miller tantalizingly said about the axe-wielding character,

I know who his mother was. I know how it was that a man who is mute and blind survived the apocalypse. I know his story very well! If we get to make another movie, the Doof Warrior will be there!

I'm just happy that George Miller's comments to The Independent confirmed that he sill has major plans for the Mad Max franchise. For those of you that can't quite remember, which is understandable considering just how much transpired in Mad Max: Fury Road, Doof Warrior's life choices resulted in him being chained to the front of a speeding automobile playing a guitar at full pelt. Basically he was there to entertain Immortan Joe's troops as they hunted down Imperator Furiosa and Max Rockatansky. You can remind yourself of exactly why the Doof Warrior was so important to Mad Max: Fury Road's aesthetic, and why he deserves to go down as the greatest performer in post-apocalyptic history below.

Clearly Doof Warrior needs to get a new agent, because that's a tough gig. Especially when you consider that he is a blind guitarist that's being forced to play a flame-throwing electric guitar. We've actually already been privy to the details surrounding Doof Warrior's past, as it was previously revealed by iOTA, who played the character in Mad Max: Fury Road, that Doof was formerly a child musical prodigy that was brought up in a happy environment by his mother. However, Doof's mother was killed and decapitated, and her head was even dropped into his lap. When Immortan Joe stumbled upon Doof he found him still clinging to her head.

This is where things get particularly unpleasant, because Doof Warrior decided to wear a mask that he made from his mother's face, which was sliced from her skull. This also helped to cover the fact that he was missing both of his eyeballs, had deformed teeth, as well as remarkably pale skin, which is always susceptible in the desert. Doof Warrior put on this mask when Immortan Joe's posse headed out to battle, and it was his job to relay his boss's orders to everyone through his guitar, as well as amping them up for war. Ever the pro, the Doof Warrior never stopped playing guitar throughout the fight.

Hopefully we'll get to learn even more about the Doof Warrior's past when Mad Max: Fury Road's sequel is eventually released. But considering it took 30 years for Fury Road to follow Beyond Thunderdome we might be waiting a while.

Gregory Wakeman