George Miller Heard My Cries, Won’t Make More Mad Max Films


Though George Miller has spoken many times about the follow up to Fury Road his latest interview reveals he’s not going to make any more Mad Max films. I’m confused and relieved.

You may recall me writing about how I felt Miller shouldn’t make another Mad Max film after the perfection that was Fury Road. I just couldn’t see it living up to the previous film but figured this is Hollywood, it’s inevitable. But maybe not?

Speaking to Page Six, Miller said:

“I won’t make more ‘Mad Max’ movies. ‘Fury Road’ with Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough was forever getting completed. If you finish one in a year, it’s considered a leap of faith. Start, stop, start again.

“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.”

So… yay? But, hmm?

Miller has said he has enough content for two more Mad Max films and as recently as last week he was discussing a followup while also mentioning he’d like to do a smaller project next. So why the change of heart? And is he being literal? The director also recently said he’d be open to another director taking over the franchise for him so it could be a case of just not wanting to be the one to do all the leg work.

4 Responses to “George Miller Heard My Cries, Won’t Make More Mad Max Films”

  1. RandomDesign says:

    What we really need is a Furiosa movie.

  2. If Miller finished the franchise with Fury Road, I’d be totally fine. If he decides to hand over the reigns of directing, also fine. Actually, if more are inevitable (Idk what the rights situation is,) I’d prefer seeing the franchise in the hands of a woman, moving forward. Just to shake up everything.

  3. Maybe he’s burned out for now? I’d rather no one else make a follow-up…

  4. frodobatmanvader says:

    Honestly? I’m not sure what to think. I had no expectations of ever getting another Mad Max film, like, ever and I certainly had no expectations of it turning out as good as it did.

    So I’m just thinking that when it comes to this franchise, being grateful for what we’ve gotten and not expecting anything else is the right way to go.