A viral tweet allegedly from director George Miller announcing a “Mad Max: Fury Road” sequel has been proved to be fake.
According to the vcpost.com , the creator of the fake @GMillerMax account, Lenny Delowitz, has come forward and explained that it was “just for laughs.”
The false post said, “”Hello Twitter! Thanks for all the kind words written and said about the film.
We had a lot of fun making it…there’s more Max to come.” The tweet went viral after being re-tweeted around 4,800 times, was also picked up by several entertainment sites including Variety.
Miller’s reps denied the authenticity of the tweet, which in turn disappointed fans.
Delowitz, founder of The Studio Exec , has since admitted to his crime, but explained that it was meant to be a joke.
In his blog , he claimed that his “intention” was to “write about how George was in line to direct pitch Perfect 3,” and “that he turned down the opportunity to make Star Wars because he has an irrational fear of Harrison Ford.” We write fake film stories and poke fun at the industry, mainly, because we love film and enjoy writing about it but also because we genuinely enjoy entertaining people,” he explained.
“A lot of people don’t like our stuff but a loyal following do.” “I was just a comedian looking for an opportunity to make a few people laugh on one hand and on the other, a social media professional experimenting with a tool of his trade,” he added.
Meanwhile, many still speculate that a sequel might be in the works following the success of “Fury Road,” which earned $109.4 million at the box office in its opening weekend.
“We’ve got one screenplay [for the second film] and a novella [for the third].
It happened because with the delays [on ‘Fury Road’], and writing all the backstories, they just expanded,” Miller reportedly said in a statement.
“[The second one] is called ‘The Wasteland.’ ‘Mad Max: The Wasteland.”