Crowd-pleasing, big-budget action movies are often ignored by award shows; however, that wasn't the case with George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. Last year, it received 10 Academy Award nominations and won 6 — Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. But more importantly to Warner Bros., it earned $380 million at the worldwide box office and revitalized a long dormant property. Interest in a sequel or spinoff, whichever comes first, is at a high.
While promoting FX's Taboo, Tom Hardy said he is looking forward to the sequel and can't wait to play Max Rockatansky again. "George Miller is a genius! The wheels were rolling from the beginning of Fury Road for three films, so I would assume it’s just crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s," the 39-year-old English actor told The Daily Beast. "There are other Mad Max vehicles and Furiosa vehicles that are out there—as far as the characters’ mythologies and stories—so it’s a little bit… I’m waiting for the call to get back in the leathers and get cracking on that. I really loved doing it and can’t wait for another outing. I’m hungry to go back out and do some more."
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Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Hardy can currently be seen in Taboo. It airs on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on FX.