For years, people have been eagerly awaiting the return of the “Mad Max” franchise, especially with Tom Hardy set to make his debut as the leading man in a summer tent pole, but it has taken years for director George Miller to put the finishing touches on the apocalyptic action flick.
With a little less than a year to go until “Mad Max: Fury Road” storms into theaters, Entertainment Weekly has a new official look at Hardy and his dangerous co-star Charlize Theron, complete with mechanical arm.
The magazine also spoke with Miller for the cover reveal, and he shared his original intent for the movie, which he thought up over a decade ago. “I wanted to tell a linear story — a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes,” Miller said. “In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.”
The director also explained that the movie, which has reportedly tested very well in early screenings, is light on special effects and dialogue, and I can’t decide which excites me more.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” hits theaters on May 15, 2015.