Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy In Mad Max 4?

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George Miller has been trying to get a Mel Gibson-less Mad Max film off the ground for the last few years. The last thing that we heard was that the star of The Hurt Locker Jeremy Renner was up for the role in the rebooted action franchise.

However, there are now rumors that star of Brit-jail-house-flick Bronson, Tom Hardy, will be slipping into Mel Gibson’s leathers for the role of Mad Max, and that Oscar-winner Charlize Theron will be “doing a Tina Turner” and co-starring in Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

The not-always-reliable E! Online is reporting that “multiple sources” are stating that Theron and Hardy will be going beyond Thunderdome and starring in Fury Road.

The site also states that the film is quite a while away yet:

“The Mad Max revamp is a long way from fruition, and Miller is being very secretive about the roles and plot. Actors auditioning for the film have only been given a letter for their character’s name. The studio has yet to sign off on Miller’s choices, and no formal offers have been made.”

Is this true?

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Hardy is set for a big break thanks to 'Bronson'

I think that there could be a bit of truth to it. I do believe that if George Miller is going to recast the role of Max Rockatansky, then he will go with a relative unknown (like Gibson was in the original). If this is the case, and if the budget for the film is going to be on the high side, then Miller also needs someone to keep the money men happy and Theron would appear to fit that bill.

In the summer we mentioned that Jeremy Renner was going to be “testing” for the role – and if he has already tested (which we can presume he did) then it would appear that he didn’t get the part (obviously).

Again, this news is all very uncertain and the studio might want a bigger name for the role of Max in the fourth Mad Max adventure.

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I’ve said it a million times before, and I’ll say it again – Mel Gibson should return as Mad Max. He’s proved that he can still kick ass in the Edge of Darkness trailer.

So come on – stump up the cash and get Mad Mel back on the big screen in the role that made him a star!

What are your thoughts?

Source: E!Online via Ain’t It Cool

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  1. helll yeah 😀

  2. Bring back Mel! We want kick a** action!

  3. Where do you go in that world without changing some of the fundamentals? Remember if you’ve read any books like Campbell’s, ‘The Coming Oil Crisis’ or ‘Fuels for Tomorrow’s Vehicles’ and given the post apocalyptic world shown in the series, where do you go with the story? I think it would be much more interesting and a braver effort to explore and tackle how you get to a Mad Max scenario. With this movie so far off it probably makes as much sense to discuss what’s up on the frontline effort to remake The “Illustrated Man.” Zack Snyder where are you?

  4. I agree, Mel should come back as Max. I have seen Bronson, Hardy is excellent in it, however, Mel is always Max.
    Unless they go the remake route.

    Niall, haha, where did you get that image of Mel?

  5. @SK-47

    I think it’s from an MTV awards show.

    It’s the real deal – not fake!



  6. At this point I’m more on board with the remake route joining Max as a rookie on the force than dragging Mel back into a role he really appears to want nothing to do with. This is a huge change of heart for me as I have always been a big time Max Rockatansky fanatic. Road Warrior was for a decade, my comfort movie of choice. I would regularly watch it (and the original Mad Max) every 3-6 months.

  7. @rastaZen, blipvert

    Really? You guys would actually PREFER a remake?? Every time a remake gets announced, the entire internet moans and whines, but as soon as we hear we may be getting a Gibson-less Mad Max, everyone suddenly wants a remake???

    I mean, really, a remake isn’t needed. While the first flick’s certainly good, too, Road Warrior is an absolute classic that does NOT deserve the fate of a remake.

    If Miller really wants another Mad Max film, and let’s face it, the Character’s his, too, then it needs to be a sequel. A remake would recast Max anyway, so I don’t see why a recast for a sequel is out of the question.

  8. “Mel Gibson should return as Mad Max”


  9. Now, to do the job l need five gallons of diesel and some high-octane gasoline.

    You! You can run, but you can’t hide!

    Mel Gibson, it’s yours for the taking, you are the one!

  10. I agree, get Mel back ” He’s the Man”

  11. I agree, get Mel back ” He’s the man!”

  12. Wow