Tom Hardy says there will be more ‘Mad Max’ movies in the future

The 'Venom' star says they are just waiting for the "green light" from the studio

Tom Hardy has revealed that there are plans to make more Mad Max movies in the future.

Speaking to Variety, the actor who appeared in the acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, said they were plans for three movies originally and they are just waiting for the “go ahead” to make the next one.

Hardy said: “It was always the plan to do three of them, so I think we’re still waiting on being given the opportunity and the green light to go ahead on the next one. But when I engaged on that there was a plethora of material on it.”

He continued: “Obviously it belongs to Warner Brothers so it would be them who green-lit it. But a lot of projects are in radial, you know you wait for something to land when it’s real, and as soon as it’s real we’ll jump on it.”

Previously, Hardy said that the next Mad Max movie wasn’t a case of if but when, telling an audience at the Television Critics Association’s Taboo panel that he was “anxiously waiting to find out.”

Last year, he told the audience:  “There’s mythology to do with Mad Max that spans copious amounts of tales.”

“What’s wonderful about George is that he’s created sagas for Max and sagas for Furiosa [played by Charlize Theron], so it’s what he chooses to focus in on. I’m really just waiting for the call like, ‘All right, let’s get the leathers on and get back out there and do some more.’”

“It’s there. I’m just waiting for it and looking forward to it.”

Hardy added: “It’s a question of when. I’m not sure it’s called The Wasteland or not ‘cause you never know. These titles change all the time. But, there’s definitely another Mad Max project pending.”

Hardy has appeared at San Diego’s Comic-Con this week, revealing more details about his role in upcoming Spider-Man spin-off, Venom.

Mad Max: Fury Road took away six Oscar’s in 2016, the most by any film that year.