‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Magazine Cover & Images [Updated]

Published 1 month ago by , Updated June 26th, 2014 at 9:51 am,

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[UPDATE: New Fury Road images have been released. Scroll down for those.]

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If there’s one thing to be said about science fiction thrillers that unfold within post-apocalyptic worlds, it’s that they are not in short supply right now (the latest addition to the sub-genre, Snowpiercer, opens in the U.S. this weekend). That wasn’t the case when George Miller released the first Mad Max film back in the late 1970s, so it’ll be interesting to see how Miller’s upcoming reboot of the franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, fares by comparison to his original cult movie and its sequels.

Early signs have been encouraging, with regard to Miller’s new flick - and with a cast headed by Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, Fury Road is in a decent position to appeal to a younger generation of moviegoers (many of who have never even heard of Miller’s previous Mad Max films), while also offering a satisfying new trip to Miller’s futuristic wild west, for longtime fans of the series.

Most post-apocalyptic films that are released nowadays tend to have overt sociopolitical overtones, be it Snowpiercer‘s examination of class tensions and social inequality, The Hunger Games‘ subtext about the modern economic wealth gap, or the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ allusions to the dangers of the contemporary tribalist mentality. As Miller informed EW, however, the genesis of Fury Road was not to be some kind of allegory, but instead a straight-forward race to survive (brought to life in cinematic form):

“I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes,” says the Australian writer-director. Fury Road features few digital effects and even less dialogue, he explains. “In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.”

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Pictured above, are Hardy as the “very damaged” road warrior Max Rockatansky (taking over Mel Gibson’s iconic role), alongside the “bad-ass commander” Imperator Furiosa, brought by life by Theron. Other Fury Road cast members include Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), and Zoë Kravitz (Divergent), among others.

UPDATE: There are now additional images from Fury Road online, similar to the one below (for the full gallery, head on over to EW).

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What Miller talks about in the aforementioned EW interview, is pretty much equivalent to saying that Fury Road is a prototypical action movie – in other words, a film that explores characters though their actions and responses to stressful circumstances, so to speak, allowing deeper meaning and symbolism to arise more naturally from the proceedings. That’s not to say it’s a bad idea to be very conscious about building your sci-fi world so that it serve as a funhouse mirror for the present (see: The Hunger Games), but setting out to create a kick-ass thrill ride can get the job done as well, if not better sometimes.

… And Fury Road is a film that, if nothing else, has already had a lot of time, effort, and money poured into getting right. So really, if Miller and his cast/crew’s passion shines through in the final product, it could result in one post-apocalyptic movie that manages to stand apart from the rest of the crowd. Fingers crossed, the new Mad Max will do just that.

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Mad Max: Fury Road opens in U.S. theaters on May 15th, 2015.

Source: EW

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  1. Well, it sounds like Miller is going the “Road Warrior” approach, which is one of the best action films ever made. Sounds promising.

    • !00% agree !
      Great,just hope Mel has a cameo !

  2. This looks great. Great casting…original director…I’m in.

  3. I agree that the post-apocalyptic movies we are seeing these days are not what I think we will see when the collapse of society rears its head. Miller’s ‘Mad Max’ movies are what I expect we would see, which, along with the incredible stunts, vehicles and clothing/gear made from scraps the survivors can find, is why I enjoy them more than any other “post-apocalyptic” movie.

    I have had this one on my calendar since I first heard about it a couple years ago.

  4. That’s a nice looking post-apocalyptic steampunk arm

  5. I’m kinda worried by that description. He says linear story with little dialogue…not that I mind seeing good action, but its best in measured doses here and there – Same with the talking. Still, I’m looking forward to a trailer and some set images.

  6. i love the original mad max films but i would liek to see more face to face action, like fighting, gun fights etc…it seems like the originals were more vehicular combat which dont get me wrong was great but id like it to be a little more stylized action with him killing people with his sawed off shotgun and bows and pistols and things like that

  7. The wait has been long but it will be way worth it. Will this be the film that younger audiences see Tom Hardy at his best?

  8. may 2015??? seriously??? Has this movie been in production for like 3 years already? CMON SON!!

  9. Probably nothing special.

  10. I won’t be missing this; I think Hardy is incredibly talented and has a lot in store and Miller is generally reliable and it’s cool that he should be revisiting his old work, I wouldn’t mind seeing more directors do that (which reminds me how sad it was that Cronenberg couldn’t get his The Fly re-remake off the ground)
    I’ve read good things about the original one but I have yet to watch it, I guess I should see it before this one comes out.

    • You should. I’ve seen the original trilogy but honestly, the first Mad Max is by far the best one.

  11. NNNOOOOOOOOO !!
    Charlize what happened to your beautiful hair ? You’ve gone full Ripley.

    • More like full Britney

      • As long as she doesn’t go full Telly (Savalas)

  12. Charlize Theron you can’t hide your “pretty” from meeee! I’d still rock her post-apocalyptic world! Black face paint optional…

  13. Can’t wait to see the movie !!

    Here some production pictures from the desert of Namibia.

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