Mad Max: Fury Road is considered by many to be the best film of 2015 (and could very well be a Best Picture contender) and much of the credit for the film’s success lies with the unique vision of its director, George Miller. Unsurprisingly, people are also clamoring for a sequel and Miller himself has said that he has at least two more planned, one of which could be dedicated to Charlize Theron’s popular Imperator Furiosa character.
Unfortunately, it looks like those sequels will have a different director.
Speaking at the Golden Globes on Sunday, where Miller was nominated for a Best Director award, Miller told the New York Post’s Page Six, “I won’t make more Mad Max movies.”
Miller continued, “I’ve shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever. We had to wait 18 months and every return to the U.S. was 27 hours. Those Mad Maxes take forever. I won’t do those anymore.”
This news comes hot on the heels of Miller voicing his support for a younger director to take his place on the next Mad Max, but that’s surely small consolation for Miller’s legions of fans who understandably might distrust another director taking over the franchise that Miller created.
If Miller truly is finished with directing Mad Max movies (he’ll probably still be involved in other capacities) then at least there’s some consolation in having received one of the very best action movies ever made in Fury Road. What a lovely film.