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George Miller Denies Mel Gibson Cameo Rumors For 'Fury Road,' Says It's Testing "Extremely Well"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 3:29 PM
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We suppose there are two ways to look at Warner Brothers plans to release "Mad Max: Fury Road" during the summer of 2015 (which will essentially be three years after filming began): either the glass is half full or the glass is half empty. And for director George Miller, who is now in the midst of additional shooting on the picture, he's brimming with optimism about his movie, about WB's plans for it and even some of the early feedback he's been receiving.

Read: Leaked Script For George Miller's Cancelled 'Justice League,' WB Says They Have “Huge Plans” For Wonder Woman

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 8, 2013 9:01 AM
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Marvel may have edged out over DC cinematically with their adaptation miracle of “The Avengers” and the goodwill that it afforded them, but if a series of calamitous episodes never befell director George Miller back in 2007, the record might have been a little different. Borne from the development of “Batman Begins” and decent reception for “Superman Returns,” the “Mad Max” director was tapped to direct a “Justice League” film for WB, but as the budget surpassed $200 million, tax incentives changed for the worse in their planned shooting location of Australia, and the writers' strike hit, the project quickly fell apart. Well, now the blueprints for the catastrophe have been revealed for any interested parties.

Where's 'Mad Max: Fury Road'? There's Still Three Weeks Of Additional Shooting To Go This Fall

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 3, 2013 10:00 AM
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The “Mad Max” franchise has never been one suited to swift and easy productions, with much of the films' narrative devoted to high-speed chases across dystopian deserts with unbearable conditions. When it came to the series' fourth installment, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” with Tom Hardy as the titular lead, they were better prepared and came in slightly over schedule on a July-November production last year. But as time has passed without news of a clear release date, we've recently learned there's still a bit more apocalyptic carnage to be shot.

4 'Superman' Movies That Never Took Flight

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 12, 2013 1:49 PM
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This weekend, "Man of Steel" finally takes flight. An ambitious, massively expensive project devised by "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan (serving in a story writer/producer role), writer David S. Goyer, and directed by "Watchmen" filmmaker Zack Snyder, the film, while flawed, is an epic rejuvenation of the Superman mythos, encapsulating everything from the destruction of Krypton to the very human feelings of isolation and dread on Earth (you can read our non-spoilery review here).

Does 5 Days Behind Schedule Warrant A Panic? 'Fury Road' Faces WB Executive Scrutiny

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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It hasn't been a good year for blockbuster movies in the press. With both "John Carter" and "Battleship" taking losses, "47 Ronin" and "World War Z" going through some very public production troubles and delays, and even "The Lone Ranger" falling off course (after Disney had already delayed the pic to rein in the spending), studios are more wary then ever with their tentpole projects. Not only are they taking their time -- Disney put David Fincher on a three-month hold as they consider "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" -- but they're also trying to contain any issues that do crop up. Which brings us to "Fury Road."

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Adds Supermodel Megan Gale; Official Synopsis Reveals A Host Of Ridiculous Character Names

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 20, 2012 9:44 AM
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After being pushed back months on end, production seems well and truly underway on George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road," which is shooting in Namibia after abnormal weather conditions pushed Miller and co. away from Australia. While it's been confirmed for quite some time that Tom Hardy would be taking over the iconic, titular role from Mel Gibson, with Charlize Theron co-starring as the mysterious Furiosa, a press release (via Collider) has unveiled the first synopsis for the film while confirming the entire cast (which includes a few more names), as well their kinda bonkers character names. Read on:

Tom Hardy Says 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Still Doesn't Have A Start Date

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 21, 2012 2:05 PM
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Status report check-in time. If you've paid attention to interviews with Charlize Theron, you'll know she almost didn't star in Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" because she was supposed to play the female lead in George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road," the long-awaited continuation of the Mad Max saga, this time with Tom Hardy in the lead instead of Mel Gibson. She was also set to be the star of "Prometheus," but had to bail on that role that Noomi Rapace eventually took because of "Fury Road" once more (she instead, eventually took a smaller role in the film).

Supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw Reportedly Joins George Miller's 'Fury Road'; Lensing Begins This Month

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2012 9:23 AM
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In development and delayed for years -- first with Mel Gibson for a planned shoot in the early aughts that was delayed due to the Iraq war and then in 2011 with Tom Hardy with production pushed back due to weather conditions -- the fourth installment to the 'Mad Max' franchise will finally be fronting cameras this month in Namibia.

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Mad Max'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 12, 2012 10:59 AM
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Any day now, director George Miller will finally get rolling in Namibia on "Fury Road," the long-awaited continuation of the "Mad Max" series. Starring Tom Hardy in the role that launched Mel Gibson's career, with a cast that also includes Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, the film's been in the works for years, but to be getting underway in the next month or two.

George Miller Says 'Fury Road' Just The Start Of A Potential New Mad Max Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 2:38 PM
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The fourth entry in the Mad Max series, the tentatively titled "Fury Road," has been stopped and started so many times that in today's climate of studios wary of hanging onto anything that will cost them more money than it should, it's a minor miracle the movie's getting made at all. And it's been nearly a decade since development on the project started, once mooted as a vehicle for Mel Gibson but with Tom Hardy now retrofitted into the retooled script that is essentially keeping the same story, Miller has seemingly used that time to expand his vision considerably.

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