Gibson himself believes he is “a little old” for a possible return to the role of Mad Max (yet he is still preparing Lethal Weapon 5).
During a new interview, Mel Gibson responded to a question about his possible return to the franchise Mad Maxthe saga directed by George Miller who launched it in 1979.
Responding with all honesty, Gibson confessed that he felt “a little old” to return to the saga: “I talked to George (Miller) and at one point I wanted to get involved, but I’m a little too old to do that now“. Gibson played Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the saga: Interceptor, Interceptor, The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
After directing Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Miller took a 30-year hiatus from the franchise. He returned to the post-apocalyptic world with a bang, directing the acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015.
The film, a sort of remake/reboot of the saga with Tom Hardy in the role of Mad Max, was an exceptional commercial and critical success, grossing 380 million dollars at the worldwide box office and earning Oscar nominations for best film and best director, as well as winning six statuettes in the technical categories.
Miller then dedicated himself to making the prequel Furiosa. Played by Anya Taylor-Joy, Angry will tell the origin story of the character of the same name, played by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road.
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A sequel to Fury Road was also announced years ago, titled Mad Max: The Wasteland and that it would have seen Hardy return to the character, but nothing has been heard of it since.