Doof Warrior

Coma the Doof Warrior is dead, but if and when George Miller makes another Mad Max sequel, the onesie-loving, flame-throwing guitarist could return. During the many delays of Mad Max: Fury Road, backstories were created for the characters, including one for the Doof Warrior. Miller has a whole explanation for how Coma started working for Immortan Joe and even his guitar’s origin, and the director says that he will bring the character back.

Find out more about the Doof Warrior returning in future Mad Max movies below.

Before the filmmaker steps back into the wasteland, he plans on making a smaller film next, one with less “technical difficulty” and “something more performance-based.” When he’s ready to get back out in the desert, though, he wants to bring Coma the Door Warrior (iOTA) with him.

Miller told The Independent The Doof Warrior shall return:

I know who his mother was. 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!

The director added:

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. Somewhere, if the planets align, there will be two other films.

iOTA shared Miller’s backstory for the Angus Lee-influenced Coma: he was discovered by “Immortan Joe in a Cave and taken under his wing and he learned to be a musician.” The actor also said the Doof’s mask was his mother’s face, which he wears during battle to honor her. A touching little detail iOTA added to the backstory. For Miller, the character was another way of making the Mad Max world whole: “war culture had some sound to signal the troops… ours is just weaponized, so it’s a flamethrower as well.”

The character is also just funny to watch during the high-octane madness, especially when he goes from nap time to jam time. The Doof Warrior was a character we hadn’t seen before, so it’s impossible not to chuckle when he first shows up. I still vividly recall the audience laughing whenever he was onscreen during the many times I saw Mad: Max Fury Road. Do we need to know his backstory or see more of him? Maybe not, but if George Miller believes we do, then it’s probably something we should want to see.

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