George Miller says 'Mad Max: Fury Road' sequels are 'pretty clearly going to happen'
Director George Miller has given an update on the possible sequels for Mad Max: Fury Road, and it's good news.
The Australian auteur has said that the two movies on the table are looking more or less good to go.
He told Indiewire: “There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story.
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“We’re still solving, we’ve got to play out the Warners thing, it seems to be pretty clear that it’s going to happen.”
Miller has been wrapped up in a lawsuit with Warner Bros over Fury Road since 2017, after he sued the studio over unpaid earnings and a disputed $7 million bonus.
This is reputedly why the sequels to the 2015 movie, which made $379 million at the worldwide box office, and starred Tom Hardy as futurist freedom fighter Max Rockatansky and Charlize Theron as the warrior Imperator Furiosa, got themselves held up.
There were also internal management issues going on at the studio, surrounding the controversy over the studio's former Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who resigned in March this year in the wake of a sex scandal, plus its merger with comms giant AT&T.
Miller added of his legal woes with the studio: “It all started because of the chaos at Warner Bros. and not Kevin Tsujihara, it was pre all that. He wasn’t the antagonist, because a lot of people didn’t know what was going on and were not prepared to make a definitive stand; everybody was running around fearful, it seems, through three regimes.
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“It was hard to get anyone’s attention, so we went to litigation. The chaos has stabilized and it’s become extremely positive as the dust seems to have settled after [the AT&T merger].”
Miller and his screenwriting partner Brendan McCarthy said back in 2011 that they had more stories besides Fury Road, one with the working title Mad Max: The Wasteland, as well as the Furiosa spin-off.
Meanwhile, Hardy revealed to Esquire that he is signed up for another three Mad Max movies beyond Fury Road.