Tom Hardy talks ‘Mad Max 4’ delays

The British actor gives an update on the long-awaited action sequel

Tom Hardy has given an update on the long-delayed new Mad Max movie.

The British actor has been attached to Mad Max: Fury Road for some time, taking on the franchise lead from Mel Gibson. George Miller is to direct, with Charlize Theron as the female lead.

But while production was initially meant to start last year, the cameras have yet to roll. And speaking at Cannes Hardy told Empire that the film is still without a start date.

He said: “We keep moving that around, you know? Who knows when it’ll come out? I’ve been on standby for two years… but it’s all part of it. It’s kind of the cool thing to do, to be elusive with dates and all that.”

.There had been talk of the ambitious project shooting for a whole year, but the rumour mill has had it recently that the shoot has been cut down due to budget restrictions. Pressed on this, Hardy joked: “It was going to be a year of filming, then six months, and now we’re supposed to be doing it in six days. It’s a musical – we’re going to be going around shopping centres in a little wagon and singing songs. People were expecting big, but we’re going to give them small. It’ll be a live, free-running musical and it’s coming to a place near you soon.”

Hardy can next be seen as the villainous Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.