Four years after the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller has finally confirmed that the beloved franchise is getting another installment.
Speaking to Deadline, Miller revealed there’s a fifth Mad Max movie in the works. “I’m not done with the Mad Max story […] there’s certainly another Mad Max coming down the pike after this,” he said. “We’re in preparation on that as well.” In the interview, the acclaimed Australian director explained that each and every character in the movie had an extensive backstory, confirming that he has enough material and still has “a lot of stories to tell” in the franchise.
Miller made his directorial debut in 1979’s Mad Max, which he followed up with Mad Max 2 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in the ’80s. In 2015 he revived the series with Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The film was a commercial and critical success, winning six Academy Awards and drawing more than $378 million at the box office.
George Miller, who’s currently working on the Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton-helmed film Three Thousand Years of Longing, did not reveal any further details about the fifth Mad Max entry.