When it comes to the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road, I don’t know what’s crazier : The fact that we’re finally getting to see the movie after it was stuck in production for what felt like the length an African dictator’s Presidential term, or the fact that a studio actually gave writer/director George Miller $150 million to make this movie. Because, boys and girls, this movie looks [email protected]#king-lutely mental!
If that hadn’t been abundantly clear after watching Fury Road‘s batshit crazy first two trailers, then allow these newly released images to reassure you of its unhinged credentials. Courtesy of The Playlist, these new magazine scans offer us a few new details about the main characters that we hadn’t seen before, most obvious being Charlize Theron’s character, Furiousa, missing her bionic arm. Yes, that bald, armless, shotgun-wielding savage is actually Charlize Theron. You can can also get a look at Nicholas Hoult’s ghoulish, ritually scarified character Nux and of course Tom Hardy’s titular star, Max Rockatansky seemingly glued to the grill of a vehicle, because why the hell not?!
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role in “Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) stars as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid, and supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag, and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior. The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.
Mad Max: Fury Road roars into cinemas on May 15, 2015
Last Updated: January 6, 2015