Mel Gibson Makes Surprise Appearance at 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Premiere

Mel Gibson and Tom Hardy at Thursday night’s premiere of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (Photo: Getty Images)

Mel Gibson made an unannounced stop at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere in Hollywood on Thursday.

The 59 year-old actor-director, who portrayed the original Max Rockatansky in the 1979 dystopian action film, posed for photos on the red carpet with the new Mad Max Tom Hardy.

Both versions were directed by filmmaker George Miller.

Warner Bros.’ Mad Max: Fury Road is on track for an opening weekend of $40 million-plus.

Co-starring Charlize Theron, Fury Road opens nationwide May 15.

Director George Miller with Hardy and Gibson.

Watch Charlize Theron and cast talk about rolling around in the dirt before filming Mad Max: Fury Road: