Up until now the only people discussing Mad Max: Fury Road have been director George Miller and online film writers (like myself) who have been following the development of the sci-fi sequel.
It looks like original star Mel Gibson won’t be returning to portray Max for a fourth time (he’ll apparently hand over the reins to British actor Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron) but that doesn’t seem to worry the outspoken star. Having said that, Gibson is less than forthcoming with details about his (lack of?) involvement in the film.
Gibson was interviewed by Australia’s Herald Sun about the recently released Blu-ray of his Oscar-winning epic Braveheart and talk turned to his participation in Mad Max 4.
”I was just talking with George (Miller, Mad Max director) the other day, he dropped me a line, so you kind of keep in touch with them and see what they’re up to. It’s not an obsession of mine. I figure if it’s great, you’ll end up seeing it, you know.”
The interviewer then pressed Gibson about his involvement in Fury Road – Gibson replied:
”Oh gosh, I don’t know what he’s up to…Not with me, I don’t think, man, I’m a bit old and long in the tooth for that number. You need somebody who can get around a bit quicker.”
The writer of the article adds that when Gibson said that he didn’t know what Miller was up to he said it “a little unconvincingly”. It’s also interesting to note that Mad Mel also says “Not with me, I don’t think”. That’s not a denial and it’s awfully similar to when George Miller said:
“It could be Mel, it could be anyone.”
Does this mean that Gibson will have a cameo in the film? Might Hardy be playing Gibson’s sidekick or the bad guy? Or maybe Miller and company are using smoke and mirrors to conceal Gibson’s involvement in the film up until when it starts shooting next summer.
What do you guys think?
More on Mad Max 4 when we get it.
Source: Herald Sun