We don’t know very much about the next chapter(s) in the Mad Max saga, which series director George Miller is prepping for a shoot early in 2011. We’ve known that Tom Hardy is the new Max, and that Charlize Theron has a role in the film(s). Hell, we don’t even know what the basic plot is, or how the story will carry through from Mad Max: Fury Road to the reported follow-up, to be shot back to back, Mad Max: Furiosa.

But now we’ve got a scant bit of detail about Charlize Theron’s character, thanks to the woman who is on board to do her stunts. Read More »

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If the casting of Tom Hardy in the lead role of Mad Max: Fury Road didn’t convince you that this is already a film worthy of your hard-earned cash, maybe this news will. The movie hasn’t started shooting yet—it won’t until next year—but we now have some numbers to give a sense of the amount of vehicular chaos that’s going to ensue. In short: A lot. Read More »

Riley Keough in Talks for Mad Max: Fury Road

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Tom Hardy is taking over the mantle of Mad Max from Mel Gibson (good timing) and while we don’t know too much about what series creator George Miller has planned for Max’s fourth outing, Mad Max: Fury Road, we now know more than we did a few hours ago. Riley Keough (aka the granddaughter of Elvis Presley , who made her feature debut in The Runaways) has joined the cast, and her role sheds a very tiny bit of light on the plot that might ensue. Read More »

Nicholas Hoult Cast as Beast in X-Men: First Class

Nicholas Hoult has been cast as Dr. Henry Philip “Hank” McCoy (aka Beast) in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class.

It had been previously reported that Benjamin Walker (star of the Public Theater’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) had been cast in the role. Then last week we heard that the studio was worried about Walker’s age. You see, Walker is only a few years younger than James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, who are supposed to be his elders in the film. Fox decided to find a younger actor to play Beast. Hoult is 20 years old (turning 21 later this year). McAvoy is 31, while Fassbender is 33.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Will Be Shot in 3D

We’ve known for a while that George Miller‘s upcoming Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road would be released in 3D. But everything we’ve heard until now is that the film would be converted to 3D in post production. We now have a confirmation that the film will be shot in 3D using “revolutionary new technology” which is being developed by Miller himself based on technology originally developed by Dalsa Corporation.

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Last week the big news on the Mad Max franchise was that the new film, Fury Road, wouldn’t be the only new film. A pair of reports said that series director George Miller is prepping two films to be shot back to back: Fury Road and the follow-up, reportedly called Mad Max: Furiosa.

Now we’ve got an announcement from WETA about the company’s involvement in the films (hooray) and an unsubstantiated report that the process of creating two films might delay the production. Wait, what? Read More »

Tom Hardy Talks Mad Max: Fury Road

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We’ve had little bits of news about George Miller‘s fourth film in the Max storyline, Mad Max: Fury Road, but until now nothing terribly significant. The casting of Tom Hardy in the lead role was a great step in the right direction, and now the actor is starting to talk about the film, which shoots later this year.

Hardy didn’t offer up too many details (“I’m obviously limited as to what I can say.”) but he did drop a few notes, including one that makes Fury Road sound as if it’ll be straddling the line between sequel and reboot — bound to be the case, I suppose, when a new actor takes on a role that was totally established by another. Read More »

Departures: Lake Bell Leaves Scream 4, Teresa Palmer Out of Mad Max 4

We have a couple updates on previously reported casting news today. It looks like Lake Bell won’t be in Wes Craven‘s Scream 4, and Teresa Palmer is now claiming that she was never cast in Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Full details on both departures, after the jump.

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