George Miller waited and deliberated on the production for Mad Max: Fury Road longer than many studios or filmmakers would have wanted. But the proof was in the pudding. As the 2015 blockbuster delivered all the goods for fans, critics and the box office accumulators who view movie quality based on ticket sales.
As the Australian director was talking to the British publication the Independent this week, he explained that the hotly anticipated follow up Mad Max: The Wasteland benefited from the issues that the first reboot had. Allowing time to plan and schedule his narrative where Tom Hardy reprises the character vacated by Mel Gibson, the Aussie remarked that there should be two sequels to Fury Road. All things being equal.
Wasteland and Beyond Will Fill In Fury Road Gaps
Although the plot to Fury Road was essentially based on a car chase that started heading in one direction before turning around and replicating the same thing going backwards, little was understood about the backstory of Furiosa (Charlize Theron) or Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Steamrolling into the action sequences right away, Miller said that he has a screenplay that will offer more detail in future installments.
"We dug down deep into the subtext, the backstory of all the characters, and indeed the world, and without really thinking about it, we wrote two other screenplays just as part of the bible of the stories," Miller began. "Somewhere, if the planets align, there will be two other films. A movie like Fury Road is told in a very wild, helter-skelter way, so the underlying logic of everything in the film had to be pretty rigorous otherwise the film would've been chaotic. So one of the advantages of the many delays was that we were able to spend time getting into these backstories."
More Depth To The Doof Warrior Than Just Guitar Shredding
One of the more outrageous characters in Fury Road was Coma a.k.a. the Doof Warrior. Shredding a guitar that blazed out fire, Miller surprisingly identified him as someone who will be covered in more depth, either in a sequel or spinoff.
"I know who his mother was," Miller remarked. "I know how it was that a man who is mute and blind survived the apocalypse. I know his story very well! If we get to make another movie, the Doof Warrior will be there! I'm hard-wired for the imaginative life. It's part of who I am. These characters and these worlds tend to swirl around in the back of your brain like imaginary friends. It's easy to go back to them."