When Mad Max: Fury Road was first announced, the plan was for George Miller to direct two back-to-back sequels. But a lot of things changed throughout the prolonged production, which took a grueling 8 months. And the whole process left the filmmaker feeling exhausted. While some suspected the delays on Mad Max: Fury Road meant it was going to be a bomb, it actually turned out to be the critical darling of this past summer. And it was a hit with fans. Ever since its release, there has been talk of a sequel. George Miller has now confirmed with Top Gear that not one, but two more movies will move forward at some point. But it won't be soon. He wants to make another movie first.
George Miller actually has two completed scripts for a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel, though it's not known which one will move forward first. Details about the plot have been scarce because of this. And it's not clear which way Warner Bros. is leaning at the moment. No one is sure what will be the next Mad Max movie, though Mad Max: The Wasteland is what George Miller has been calling the fifth film in this long-running franchise.Read More
Last month, a report surfaced claiming John Wick co-director David Leitch had backed out of co-directing the sequel John Wick 2, with Chad Stahelski going solo. The Wrap reports that David Leitch has come aboard to direct The Coldest City starring Charlize Theron. We first reported on The Coldest City back in May, when both David Leitch and Chad Stahelski were set to direct, but now David Leitch will take the helm by himself.
The project is based on Anthony Johnston's Oni Press graphic novel of the same name, which follows a highly-trained spy (Charlize Theron) who investigates the murder of an MI6 agent, who is killed just before the collapse of the Berlin Wall. She is trying to find the list he was attempting to smuggle into the West, to protect herself and the rest of the intelligence community, which turns into a deadly game between numerous double-crossing agents. After Charlize Theron found an opening to shoot the film this fall, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski decided to split up, with Chad Stahelski tackling John Wick 2 and David Leitch taking The Coldest City.Read More
Mad Max: The Wasteland is happening, right? This summer's Mad Max: Fury Road has been one of the most well-received movies of the year by fans and critics alike. While it just barely made it's $150 million budget back in the states, it did go onto earn $368 million worldwide. And director George Miller has confirmed that a screenplay is ready. Well, don't tell that to star Charlize Theron, whose Imperator Furiosa was a breakout character and a fan favorite. She knows nothing about a proposed sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road.
Does this mean she's not returning? Way back in 2010, it was said that two Mad Max sequels were being shot back-to-back, with the second titled Mad Max: Furiosa and said to focus mainly on Charlize Theron's character. We haven't heard anything about that movie in years, and it's believed that story was merged into the final version of Mad Max: Fury Road. And it's very possible that Furiosa's tale has been told.Read More
At this point, it isn't known if Charlize Theron is even interested in taking on the Captain Marvel role. Other actresses such as Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Katheryn Winnick have been rumored for the role in the past, but with the movie still three years away from release, it isn't known when a decision on the Captain Marvel casting will be made. Still, if Marvel does want Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel, one way to ensure her signing on could be to cast Charlize Theron.
We also reported last month that Marvel may be considering Ava DuVernay (Selma) to direct either Captain Marvel or Black Panther, but those rumors haven't been confirmed either. Would you like to see Angelina Jolie directing Charlize Theron in Captain Marvel? Let us know what you think below.Read More
Just a few days before Mad Max: Fury Road is about to hit theaters this weekend, actress Charlize Theron has already found her next project with Focus Features' spy thriller The Coldest City, which will be directed by the John Wick duo of Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Focus picked up the property through an eight-figure deal for the North American rights, with Sierra/Affinity providing the funding, budgeted at $30 million. The project will be sold to international buyers when the Cannes Film Festival starts next week.
The project is based on Anthony Johnston's Oni Press graphic novel of the same name, which follows a highly-trained spy (Charlize Theron) who investigates the murder of an MI6 agent, who is killed just before the collapse of the Berlin Wall. She is trying to find the list he was attempting to smuggle into the West, to protect herself and the rest of the intelligence community, which turns into a deadly game between numerous double-crossing agents. Production is scheduled to begin this October in Germany.Read More