George Miller gives an update on his plans for future of Mad Max
Mad Max creator George Miller has opened up about his plans for the future of the franchise.
Miller revived Mad Max in 2015 for Mad Max: Fury Road, which starred Tom Hardy alongside Charlize Theron and revived the world of his earlier trilogy of films. The movie was a huge success, earning $378 million at the box office and picking up six Oscars.
Talk of a sequel has been rife, but plans have been held up by a lawsuit filed by Miller's production company against Warner Bros. over a disputed $7 million bonus.
Now though, Miller says the end is in sight and he can look to the future.
He told Indiewire: "It all started because of the chaos at Warner Bros. and not Kevin Tsujihara, it was pre all that. He wasn’t the antagonist, because a lot of people didn’t know what was going on and were not prepared to make a definitive stand; everybody was running around fearful, it seems, through three regimes."
He continued: "It was hard to get anyone’s attention, so we went to litigation. The chaos has stabilised and it’s become extremely positive as the dust seems to have settled after the AT&T merger."
Asked about a potential film, Miller said: "There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story. We’re still solving, we’ve got to play out the Warners thing, it seems to be pretty clear that it’s going to happen."
Miller's next film will be Three Thousand Years of Longing, which will star Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.