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3 Years After It Started Filming, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Will Be Released During Crowded Summer Of 2015

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by Kevin Jagernauth
November 21, 2013 9:02 AM
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We can't remember the last time a blockbuster movie took such a stretch between shooting and being released, but it seems Warner Bros. are taking their time with "Mad Max: Fury Road." That said, it seems that whatever is brewing, they are confident enough to release it into one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory.

After lensing started in fall 2012 (and quickly fell behind schedule), and with additional shooting slated for this month, director George Miller will have plenty of time to put it all together with the studio stamping a May 15, 2015 release date for the movie. That will put it in theaters two weeks after "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" and one week before Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland," making for one helluva movie sandwich.

As you know Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and more star in this effort that might start a new trilogy, and will of course arrive in post-converted 3D. And oh yeah, despite our being told otherwise by his reps, Deadline says that "Mel Gibson is back too—but not as the lead." Various reports over the past months have stated Gibson is playing a role only known as Drifter, but could that drifter be the original Max himself? 

Anyway, lots of time to ponder that and catch up with the original movies until 2015, but we have to wonder if there will be even more additional shooting along the way as 'Fury Road' continues...

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6 Comments

  • Toady | November 30, 2013 12:10 AMReply

    Good to hear Mel might be back, and he could actually steal the show from Hardy.
    In fact, I'll be watching for him more than Hardy.
    Hard to take this as anything to do with the Mad Max world, though.
    Is it still set in post-nuke Australia?

  • hank | November 21, 2013 2:31 PMReply

    JEMK has a point. they are referring to the eventual release but it's worded in a way that makes it seem more negative than it actually is. is anyone really surprised, though? playlist has turned into the daily mail of film criticism. just like any other film, a lot of people have worked really hard to make this film a reality. unfortunately most bloggers don't know what actually goes into making a film and how difficult it can be...

  • cineman | November 21, 2013 12:15 PMReply

    Seems a shame to be squeezing it in between two expected blockbuster goliaths. Maybe it's counter-programming if it really is a return to old-school "adult" style of first 2, but seem mega-risky - and I'm a guy that would love, love, love this movie to work (creatively and commercially)

  • LB | November 21, 2013 9:49 AMReply

    Who cares? Come Summer 2015 I'll be on the look out for something with originality.

  • JemK | November 21, 2013 9:34 AMReply

    Why say the project started filming 3 years ago when you know full well it started lensing in late 2012? Unless you've decided to change the meaning of "filming" just so you can scrape together an eye-catching headline? The connotations of "started filming 3 years ago" is negative and you know it. Cheap trick on your part.

  • Amy | November 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    READ, 3 years after it started filming the movie will come out.

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