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Watch: 3-Minute Comic-Con Trailer For ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Starring Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron

Watch: 3-Minute Comic-Con Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Starring Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron

Did you hear that cacophonous rumble coming from San Diego yesterday? What you heard was the sound of folks freaking out over the footage screened from Warner Bros.‘ upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road" (recap the coverage here) at Comic-Con. But if you couldn’t be there, don’t worry! A trailer has now dropped online.

What director George Miller has done with Mad Max: Fury Road” sounds pretty ambitious and inventive. He’s rebooted/restarted his own franchise in his distinct style. He’s obviously traded Mel Gibson for Tom Hardy, and the director told us in 2012 that the redo would be a “new interpretation” of the story. And if you’re paying attention to some of the clues online, it seems more than likely that Miller has borrowed elements of his franchise’s history and discarded others.

It very much appears that “Mad Max: Fury Road” picks up right after the events of “The Road Warrior” (or even midway through that film) and then spins a new history that includes Charlize Theron‘s group of female tribal warriors. Miller and Hardy keep hinting that the Max Rockatansky character has gone through “a lot of pain” and they’re clearly alluding to the character (synopsis of the first filmcan be read here). This movie even recasts one of the old villains from the 1979 film as the new villain of “Fury Road.” But they’re not the same character. Got that?

"The film is going to be epic," Jasin Boland, the photographer behind the recently released production film stills told the Sydney Morning Herald recently. "What [production designer] Colin Gibson and George have done creating that world is so exciting for people involved in the process. It quite possibly could reinvigorate the whole live-action action film again. And Tom is intense. He’s going to be a great Mad Max."

And so the Comic-Con teaser trailer has arrived, and it indeed looks epic and intense. The film has instantly become the most anticipated blockbuster of 2015. Game changing even? Too early to tell, but we’re certainly excited.  Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, along with Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more, “Mad Max: Fury Road” opens in theaters (3D and 2D) on May 15, 2015. Watch the trailer below.

A new synopsis has arrived as well.

    Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

    “Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history—stars Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max”, “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making heir big screen debuts. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior. The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.

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God, this trailer looks f#nkin mad (in a good way) gritty and bad-ass. Looks promissing to me!

Bob Tokimoto

This looks worse than a sandpaper handjob.

Gerard Kennelly

production designer Colin Gibson

ha ha ha

i bet thats the only Gibson involved in the film


Mad Lesbians?
Movie is going to bomb. Thanks, Miller, for nothing.

The Kevster

I definitely want to see this but, um, what's with all the 'supermodels' (their word, not mine) in the cast? Plus not-identified-as-such-but-also-supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? In a Mad Max movie? That strike anyone else as odd? (P.S.: The 'Wives' thing in the trailer looked ridiculous, but for the moment I'll give Mr. Miller the benefit of the doubt.)

Emperor Zerg Rush

I think I was one of those who rushed to judgement about this but after this trailer, I'm holding onto hope for this to be as good as it seems it will be.


It's almost cruel to release a trailer this enticing 10 months before the film opens. This is going to be a long, long wait until next May.


It's pretty. Probably too pretty?


There has definitely been a technical evolution in filmmaking in the 30 years (!) since the last chapter in the franchise, and that is on the screen in this trailer. Everything looks bigger, crisper, faster, louder.


Audiences have become a bit innured to the adrenaline junkie style of filmmaking in the intervening years. Back in 1980, when you had to actually blow things up and crash things and generally risk life and limb to create on screen mayhem, a film like "Road Warrior" worked on sheer audacity. Audiences hadn't seen anything like it before. it wasn't possible back then to "digitally enhance" your destruction. Back then, the crash you filmed was the crash you got. Consequently, the combination of style and destruction was rare because it took a filmmaker with a unique vision AND balls of steel to see the project through to successful completion without actually killing someone.

But nowadays, you can create mayhem, level whole cities, create endless armies stretching to the horizon with a laptop, from the air conditioned comfort of your f/x suite, while sipping your Starbucks. And so gonzo visual destruction has really become a low bar to clear in this day and age. It's everywhere because it is now cheap and easy and available to the laziest of filmmakers.

So while the Miller style looks as if not a day has gone by since 1985, like the props and costumes were simply pulled out of storage, and while the crashes are BIGGER, the trailer does not seem to indicate an evolution in Miller's storytelling style. It really does look like a movie he would have made 30 years ago: heavy on destruction with a hyper stylized production design filling in for character and story.

That was the bleeding edge 35 years ago. But I am not so sure, once the hype has settled, that that will cut it in this day and age.




Looks really good, but I don't know about game-changing. Lets not overhype this to the point everyone ends up disappointed, ok?


Ok, I suppose. Won't have remade this movie though. Nothing beats the original Mad Max entries. Time is what makes those movies glorious. This just look likes everything coming today. But that said, I'll still watch it.


cool if u like cars


The internet in a nutshell. vvvvv


It looks boring.


It looks glorious.

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