It was a helluva morning for Warner Bros. and “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The summer blockbuster made good on the momentum it has had throughout the awards season, earning a staggering ten Oscar nominations. And while there’s a lot excitement following the recognition of the film, earlier this week, fans were a bit confused and bummed when newly minted Oscar nominee George Miller said he wouldn’t be making any more “Mad Max” movies. However, he’s taken a moment from celebrating the Oscar success of ‘Fury Road’ to clarify his thoughts.
“I was saying I didn’t want to do ‘Mad Max’ right away. … I have a few other stories to tell. I wanted to do something small and fast. It got all very jumbled,” he told THR.
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And yes, Miller has been saying for a while now that he wants to do something smaller, and it did seem odd he was ditching “Mad Max” after confirming multiple times he had more stories ready that he wanted to tell. So chalk it up to scrambled interview, and allow Miller to bask in the Oscar glow a bit.
“The crew is responsible for making this movie, and I’m glad they’re being recognized in this way” he said. “I still haven’t had a chance to even look at the list [of nominees]. It’s great. I would never have thought this would have happened. It’s really nice to be invited to the party. It’s a really good feeling.”
We’ll see how ‘Fury Road’ fares when the Oscars are handed out on February 28th.