Charlize Theron's Furiosa Won't Return in Mad Max 5
Last week, director George Miller revealed that he has two scripts ready for sequels to his beloved blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road, but the filmmaker wants to make a smaller film before he returns to this post-apocalyptic world. During a new interview with Digital Spy, the filmmaker revealed that one of the main characters in Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize Theron's Furiosa, will not appear in the next sequel. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, revealing that she may turn up in the second sequel instead.
"I'm not sure, is the answer. She's not in the Mad Max [sequel] story, but in one of the stories there's an interaction between [Max and Furiosa]. I can't really say more than that because it's still in progress."
You may recall that Charlize Theron herself revealed in August that she hasn't heard about any plans for a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel, and that she had only signed on to star in that film, not any future follow-ups. It was rumored that the next movie is titled Mad Max: The Wasteland, but the director now says that is only a working title, and it may not be the official title for this next sequel. Here's what George Miller, reiterating his plans to make a smaller movie before going back to Mad Max: Fury Road.
"That name came out, that was just a working title. Nico Lathouris and I wrote deep backstories on all the characters and they eventually became screenplays - so we have two [more movies]. I'm happy to say that there's discussions about them right now, but I hope the next film I make is very small without any special effects and not many stunts."
The director wouldn't shed any light about his next movie, but it seems that plans are certainly moving forward on sequels to Mad Max: Fury Road. You may recall that, way back in 2010, it was reported that Mad Max: Fury Road was going to be shot back-to-back with another movie, then entitled Mad Max: Furiosa. It is believed that the Mad Max: Furiosa story line was eventually merged into Mad Max: Fury Road, and while we certainly may see Furiosa again, it doesn't seem that she'll be an integral part of the story. What do you think about these new details?