Well, this is completely shocking and out of nowhere. Mad Max creator George Miller has stated that he is done with the series and will not be making any more films. This comes after he has spent the past several months talking about all the possibilities of that universe and where he can go with the series, including the possibility of a movie that follows Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron’s character in Fury Road).
Miller emphatically explains to Page Six, “I won’t make more ‘Mad Max’ movies… I’ve shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever. We had to wait 18 months and every return to the US was 27 hours. Those ‘Mad Maxes’ take forever. I won’t do those anymore.”
If it’s a time thing, it’s understandable that Miller is keen to pass the reins along to someone else. The man is over 70 years old and Fury Road was not an easy shoot in terms of weather, travel, and other similar factors. And while I’m disappointed that he won’t bring another film to the series, I think it’s incredibly important to realize that he ended the series on a very high note. Fury Road is widely considered one of the best action films of this generation, if not all time, and the continuous accolades it is receiving are a testament to his craft.
It’s a shame that it didn’t emerge victorious at the Golden Globes as I’m curious if a Best Director win for Miller would’ve changed his mind. I guess we’ll never know!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to put on the Fury Road soundtrack and get to work all shiny and chrome.