Mad Max: Fury Road mastermind George Miller already has a title for the inevitable sequel: Mad Max: The Wasteland.
It seems the delays in production of Mad Max: Fury Road gave Miller and his team enough time to draw up backstories and flesh out the fringes of this world that a sequel may be moving faster than usual. In his interview with The Playlist, Miller said “We’ve got one screenplay and a novella. It happened because with the delays [on ‘Fury Road’], and writing all the backstories, they just expanded.”
Tom Hardy has stated on several occasions that he has signed on for multiple Mad Max sequels, and is ready to get going whenever production starts up again. Fury Road took in $45 million domestically, a solid and respectable haul for an R-rated film, and has taken in over $100 internationally, so thankfully sequels will be on the way. Of course, the title could always change, but this is the most current title idea from Miller himself so we’ll go with it.
As much as I enjoy Fury Road as a standalone film, I am excited to see where we go in this vivid George Miller universe. Bring on The Wasteland.