Tom Hardy ‘totally ready’ for next Mad Max film
By Kev Geoghegan
Arts and entertainment reporter in Cannes
13 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Hardy takes on the role of Max Rockatansky, originally played by Mel Gibson
Tom Hardy has revealed he is “totally ready” to reprise the role of Mad Max in the next film in a planned trilogy.
The British actor said he was “looking forward” to a follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road, which screens at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.
The new film sees Hardy step into the shoes of Mel Gibson, who played Max in George Miller’s 1979 original.
Miller’s return to the franchise hits UK screens on Thursday and has been greeted with enthusiastic reviews.
The two-hour post-apocalyptic action movie sees Hardy’s Max and another character played by Charlize Theron pursued by villains in a brutal road battle.
Australian director Miller insisted on using real vehicles and shooting in a remote desert in west Africa, resulting in a tough seven-month shoot for the film’s stars.
The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland
“Now I get it,” said Hardy of his director. “But at the time we didn’t know what he was thinking.
“Filming it was very hard to understand. My …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment