A Mad Max prequel movie is reportedly in development.
Last year’s Mad Max: Fury Road – a reboot starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron and directed by George Miller – opened to rave reviews and has grossed more than $375 million (£260 million) at cinemas worldwide.
Australian newspaper The Herald-Sun now claims that pre-production on a prequel film is underway and that the movie would focus on the backstory of Theron’s character, Imperator Furiosa.
The supposed prequel has a working title of Mad Max: The Wasteland, according to the report.
Director Miller recently explained that he’s planning on making more Mad Max films with a further two stories lined up.
Charlize Theron recently addressed the issues she had working with Tom Hardy on Mad Max: Fury Road. She has suggested that the tension between the two of them might have transitioned to the screen.
“Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other,” she said. “If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse.”
“From what I hear, he’s not like that on every movie – I hear he’s had good experiences.”