“Mad Max: Fury Road” fans may not be seeing Charlize Theron’s Furiosa character in the film’s sequel.
The movie’s director George Miller revealed that if ever Theron’s bad ass heroin appears in the film’s follow up episodes, her performance would only be very brief, reported Digital Spy .
When asked about the possibility of Furiosa making a comeback, Miller replied, “I’m not sure, is the answer.”
“She’s not in the ‘Mad Max’ [sequel] story, but in one of the stories there’s an interaction between [Max and Furiosa]. I can’t really say more than that because it’s still in progress,” he added.
The filmmaker from Down Under also disclosed that the movie’s working title “Mad Max: The Wasteland,” is not yet final and is still subject to revisions by the studio.
“That name came out, that was just a working title,” Miller said of the “Mad Max: Fury Road” sequel. “Nico Lathouris and I wrote deep backstories on all the characters and they eventually became screenplays – so we have two [more movies].
“I’m happy to say that there’s discussion about them right now, but I hope the next film I make is a very small without any special effects and not many stunts,” he added.
In the meantime, the “Mad Max: Fury Road” director revealed that filming the movie was so arduous that the production team ended up with a ton of materials for a sequel, according to Top Gear .
“This film [Fury Road] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade,” Miller said.
“We went to shoot with Mel Gibson back in 2001, but then 9/11 happened, and the American dollar collapsed against the Australian dollar close to 30 per cent, so we lost that amount of budget overnight,” he added.
The Aussie filmmaker shared that the having been rained on while shooting in his hometown had a direct influence in the development of the movie’s storyline, including the relics seen in the film.
“The desert rained for the first time in 15 years, and we ended up in South West Africa, Namibia,” Miller said.
“But in this process, we had dug down deep into the backstory, not only of the characters, but of every vehicle,” Miller added. “How the steering wheels became religious artifacts and things like that.”
The “Mad Max: Fury Road” sequel may no longer feature Furiosa but is expected to delight fans with its stomach-churning car races and quirky but memorable characters.