Tom Hardy is ready and waiting to reprise his role as Mad Max.
Speaking with the press while promoting his latest project, FX’s Taboo, Hardy was asked if he was signed on for George Miller’s much-rumored Mad Max: Wasteland. The British actor responded with some news that will make Mad Max fans very, very happy.
“I’ve signed to do three of them, so it’s a question of when,” said Hardy. “I’m not sure if it’s called The Wasteland or not because you never know, these titles change all the time, but there is definitely a Mad Max project.”
Hardy’s portrayal of Mad Max was widely praised by fans of the franchise, but he would likely concede that it was Charlize Theron’s Furiosa that stole many of the review headlines. There have been noisy calls for a Furiosa spin-off from the 2015 hit, and earlier that day Hardy revealed that Miller has formulated an entire Furiosa saga, just as he has mapped out more adventures for Mad Max himself.
“I’m anxiously waiting to find out. There’s mythology to do with Mad Max that spans copious amounts of tales,” Hardy told Collider. “What’s wonderful about George [Miller] is that he’s created sagas for Max and sagas for Furiosa, so it’s what he chooses to focus in on. I’m really just waiting for the call like, “All right, let’s get the leathers on and get back out there and do some more.” It’s there. I’m just waiting for it and looking forward to it.”
Whether or not Miller chooses to focus on Max of Furiosa next remains to be seen, but the future is definitely looking bright for fans of the franchise.
See where the madness all started with George Miller’s 1980 classic, ‘Mad Max’, Saturday, January 26th, on COMET.