Yes, that is sequels, not sequel, and more Mad Max movies can only be a good thing.
Mad Max: Fury Road roared onto screens two years ago, and was one of those films that found adoration from audiences and critics alike (also while it missed out on the Best Picture Oscar that year, which it deserved by the way, it won accumulatively the most Academy Awards that year – just sayin’).
Talks of sequels to Mad Max have been around since 2011 when director-writer George Miller and his co-writer Brendan McCarthy said they had enough material for two follow-ups to Fury Road – much like the first Mad Max movies starring Mel Gibson also formed a trilogy.
Since then there has been talk of a Furiosa spin-off and Tom Hardy mentioned he was attached to star in three more Mad Max films following Fury Road.
In the latest update, with Fury Road being released in select cinemas (including Irish locations, yay) for a limited time in a black-and-white chrome version, Miller spoke to the Independent about the series.
When asked about potential sequels, the iconic director answered: “We dug down deep into the subtext, the backstory of all the characters, and indeed the world…and without really thinking about it, we wrote two other screenplays just as part of the bible of the stories.
“Somewhere, if the planets align, there will be two other films.”
The first sequel is currently titled Mad Max: The Wasteland. Miller is reportedly now working on the two sequels with his other Mad Max co-writer Nico Lathouris.
He also spoke of fan-favourite Doof Warrior’s return (he was the mad one with the guitar-flamethrower), despite seemingly dying at the end of Fury Road: “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 hard-wired for the imaginative life. It's part of who I am. These characters and these worlds tend to swirl around in the back of your brain like imaginary friends. It's easy to go back to them.”