Prepare for the Apocalypse! Entertainment Weekly has a new look at the stars of Mad Max: Fury Road. Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron appear in character on the cover of a doomsday themed issue that will be on newsstands this week. Take a look, and then read on for more of what we can expect from director George Miller's reboot of the iconic franchise.

Mad Max Fury Road EW Magazine Cover

It's been thirty-five years since director George Miller visited the apocalyptic waistland of 1979's Mad Max franchise, which spawned the sequels Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior in 1982 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985. He now returns with a new cast as he enters an amped-up world of chaos and carnage with Tom Hardy taking over the iconic role of Max perfected and originated by Mel Gibson.

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Tom Hardy is joined by Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, both of whom spent seven crueling months in the desert of Namibia shooting the action-packed film. About the experience, Tom Hardy explains:

""It was mental in a brilliant way. You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit."

Director George Miller offers some insight into the story we'll see play out on the big screen when Mad Max: Fury Road opens summer 2015.

"I wanted to tell a linear story-a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes. In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed."
B. Alan Orange