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Mad Max: Fury Road is an upcoming 2015 film, the fourth installment in the action movie Mad Max franchise and will succeed the events of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. The film will be directed by George Miller, and stars Tom Hardy in the pivotal role of Max Rockatansky, with Charlize Theron co-starring in the role of Imperator Furiosa. Mel Gibson has a confirmed cameo playing a character simply called "Drifter."
Mad Max: Fury Road takes place shortly after Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. It follows the further adventures of Max Rockatansky.
According to George Miller: "Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived." 
Initially conceived shortly after Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road or Mad Max 4 failed to launch on multiple occasions. Miller announced a screenplay had been written in 2003, but it was put on hiatus at the beginning of the Iraq war for fear its release would be insensitive. Miller confirmed continued interest regardless in 2006 and again in 2009, when he finally announced the film would begin shooting in 2012 and would release sometime in 2013. For a unknown reason, the date was changed to 2014 in January 2013, and has since been changed again to the current (and presumably tentative) May 15, 2015.
- September 2010 - Warner Bros. green-lights filming in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
- November 2011 - Production is forced to relocate from Broken Hill to the Republic of Namibia in southern Africa. Unexpected heavy rains turned the formerly arid desert surrounding Broken Hill into a lush landscape of wildflowers, obviously inappropriate for the "post-apocalyptic wasteland" setting of the Mad Max films.
- July 2012 - Filming finally begins more than 18 months behind schedule in the Republic of Namibia.
- 17 December 2012 - Filming wraps, over-budget after Warner Bros. sends out an executive to put things back on track. An autographed photo of Tom Hardy as Mad Max was released at this time.
- February 2013 - The Namibian Coast Conservation and Management group accuses the producers of damaging parts of the Namib Desert, endangering a number of plant and animal species.
- September 2013 - An announcement is made that the film will undergo reshoots in November 2013.
- 20 November 2013 - It is announced that the film's release date has been pushed to 15 May 2015.
- Tom Hardy - Max Rockatansky
- Charlize Theron - Imperator Furiosa
- Hugh Keays-Byrne (previously played Toecutter) - Immortan Joe
- Nathan Jones - Rictus Erectus
- Nicholas Hoult - Nux
- Zoë Kravitz - Toast
- Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley - Splendid
- Riley Keough - Capable
- Abbey Lee Kershaw - The Dag
- Courtney Eaton - Fragile
- Josh Helman - Slit
- Jennifer Hagen - Miss Giddy
- iOTA - Coma-Doof Warrior
- Richard Carter - the Bullet Farmer
- Angus Sampson - the Organic Mechanic
- Mel Gibson as Drifter
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Set For Summer 2015 - Deadline - 20 November 2013
- ↑ Official Plot Blurb And Cast List For Mad Max: Fury Road - BleedingCool.com - 13 August 2012
- ↑ Rumor: FURY ROAD Is Great, Reshoots Are Good News - Badass Digest - 01 October 2013
- ↑ Mad Max: Fury Road @ Internet Movie Database
- ↑ The tragedy and the trilogy - The Australian Financial Review - 25 November 2011
- ↑ It's Mad Max out of Africa - and Broken Hill isn't happy about it - The Daily Telegraph - 08 November 2011
- ↑ Tom Hardy Uncertain About ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Start Date - Screen Rant - 23 July 2012
- ↑ Warner Bros. Sends 'Studio Representative' to Namibia to Keep 'Fury Road' on Track - Hollywood Reporter - 18 October 2012
- ↑ Fragile desert 'damaged' by Mad Max film crew - 3News NZ - 6 March 2013
- ↑ Mad Max: Fury Road sparks real-life fury with claims of damage to desert - The Guardian - 05 March 2013
- ↑ Mad Max: Fury Road Going Back for Reshoots - ComingSoon.net - 03 September 2013