Fans of the ‘Mad Max‘ franchise had a wonderful weekend. Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters and earned a nice weekend total at the box office, bringing in $109.5 million worldwide. Reports say production costs were around $150 million, so it’s likely the film will earn it all back.
That’s great news for fans wanting more Mad Max. It’s still not clear if the studio is ready to commit to another film, but we know director George Miller is ready. He admitted that he has already completed a script for the sequel.
And just recently, he revealed the title of the followup would be, Mad Max: The Wasteland.
“We’ve got one screenplay and a novella. It happened because with the delays [on Fury Road] and writing all the backstories, they just expanded.”
So, would Charlize Theron be returning? Because we know that’s the question everyone wants to ask. She is one of the main reasons this latest film has been so successful, but even if her character is included in the new script, it doesn’t look like the actress wants to return.
She told Esquire that shooting the film was brutal…
“We shot a war movie on a moving truck — there’s very little green screen. It was like a family road trip that just never went anywhere. We never got anywhere. We just drove. We drove into nothingness, and that was maddening sometimes.”
We’ll see what happens. For now, the best way to guarantee a sequel is to convince everyone you know to watch this movie in theaters.