The oft-delayed Mad Max reboot Fury Road finally has a release date. Starring Tom Hardy as the title character, the movie will reach theaters on May 15, 2015, nearly 30 years after the third installment, Beyond Thunderdome, came out in 1985.
During an interview with Flicks and the City this month, Hardy disclosed that he is still working on the project, which he’s been involved in since 2011. Hinting at the possibility of a sequel, he said, “[The movie is] great. It’s a big old piece; it’s a behemoth of a piece. I’m off there next week to do some re-shoots, well not re-shoots actually, but doing more. We’re building, building more Mad Maxes, even more spectacular and cool stuff.”
George Miller will again take the reins of the franchise as director, and former star Mel Gibson will make a cameo appearance. Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Nathan Jones and models Rose Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Eaton, will also appear in the film.
Last year, Bleeding Cool reported that Fury Road would follow Max as he gets involved with a group of people “fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa (Theron)”—then dramatize the Road War that follows.
Fans won’t have to wait until 2015 to get a Mad Max fix, however. Avalanche Studios, known for its Just Cause series, plans to release a video game featuring the character in 2014.
Also coming in 2015 are the Avengers follow-up Age of Ultron, Man of Steel 2, reboots of Jurassic Park and Terminator, and Star Wars: Episode VII.