While “Mad Max: Fury Road” couldn’t beat the Bellas of “Pitch Perfect 2” at the North American box office this weekend, internationally, it beat the musical comedy and all told, drove away with $109 million in its opening weekend. Not too shabby at all. And while we’ll probably have to wait a bit longer for the suits at Warner Bros. to crunch the numbers and decide whether or not to roll with a sequel, George Miller seems confident it will happen.
The director has joined Twitter, and for his first post on the social media platform (see below), he says thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, and promises “there’s more Max to come.” As the filmmaker has stated time and again, he’s already got a script for another Mad Max movie completed, and a third story mapped out as a “very rough novel.” But of course, the question on everyone’s mind is if anybody can convince Charlize Theron to return as Furiosa, as she’s already indicated she’s not eager to deal with another tough shoot, one not made any easier by Tom Hardy‘s on set intensity.
“We fuckin’ went at it, yeah. And on other days, he and George [Miller, the director] went at it,” the actress told Esquire. “It was the isolation, and the fact that we were stuck in a rig for the entire shoot. We shot a war movie on a moving truck — there’s very little green screen. It was like a family road trip that just never went anywhere. We never got anywhere. We just drove. We drove into nothingness, and that was maddening sometimes. And it’s material that’s really frightening — we didn’t have a script. Tom and I are actors who take our jobs seriously. Both of us want to please the directors we work with, and when you don’t know if you can deliver on that, it’s a frightening place to be — and for Tom more than me, because he was stepping into big shoes.”
But before you get too far ahead of yourself with sequels, there’s still a lot to unpack from ‘Fury Road,’ so here’s a 23-minute talk Miller recently did with Vice.
Thanks for all the kind words written and said about the film.
We had a lot of fun making it..and there’s more Max to come.
— George Miller (@GMillerMax) May 17, 2015