‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Photo Reveals Tom Hardy as Mad Max Rockatansky

Warner Bros. confirms that a mysterious autographed photo is the actor on set and in costume.

Earlier today, there was an autographed photo of Tom Hardy floating around the Internet, which many claimed to be our first look at the actor in costume on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. Tom Hardy is playing Mad Max Rockatansky in this post-apocalyptic thriller directed by George Miller, director of the original Mad Max. The role was originated by Mel Gibson. Warner Bros. has now confirmed that the following photo is in fact Tom Hardy in character as Mad Max. It's certainly an odd way to get our first look at the character. What do you think? It looks pretty accurate to us, in terms of continuing this franchise rather than rebooting it. Maybe you disagree.

Mad Max Fury Road Photo

Mad Max: Fury Road comes to theaters May 15th, 2015 and stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Nathan Jones, Megan Gale. The film is directed by George Miller.

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  1. Shane T. Perkins

    I think Tom is an excellent choice to continue on the role... And CelluloidDreams it is not a remake... George Miller is directing and it is a sequel continuing the storyline... This is one movie in a really long time that I am anxious to see

    2 years agoby @Shane-T-PerkinsFlag

  2. Scruffnutz89

    if its tom hardy count me in... i have loved him in all the movies he has been it soo far.... such a fantastic actor!!!

    2 years agoby @Scruffnutz89Flag

  3. Bryan Yentz


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  4. SherlockHolmes2009

    I have confidence in Tom to pull this one off

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  5. dcrock

    I would have liked to see Mel in this. He still has what it takes after seeing Get The Gringo. But if anyone is going to replace him i'm glad it's Tom Hardy. The Road Warrior is going to be hard to beat. The best one imo.

    2 years agoby @dcrockFlag

  6. moviemouse

    tom harday will own this role

    2 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  7. skywise

    I am excited to be returning to this world and Hardy does have some big shoes to fill but the guy is a talented actor. I have faith in his ability.

    Its Miller that I am woried about. Coming off of Babe: Pig in the City followed by two Happy Feet movies having me a little worried.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    Not thrilled for remakes...but Tom Hardy looks like he stepped out of James Cameron film!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. Basquat

    Hardy was born to play this role. This can't possible fail. No way

    2 years agoby @basquatFlag

  10. David garcia

    This will be so epic, that it's awesomeness will be epic.

    2 years agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  11. the Narrator

    I have to agree with @SpaceCowboy, @corey. Hardy, while talented, has some serious shoes to fill. This is the role that defined Gibson's entire career, and Hardy needs to capture the same charismatic rage of the character just as well as Mel did in Mad Max and The Road Warrior. It's paramount. Otherwise, the character's never ceasing aggression will just be lost in an all-too-typical anger driven performance. Still, visually speaking, Hardy looks to be blending into the role well, and Bronson makes me feel that he has potential to do... something with this role.

    The real pressure is on Miller. He created this bad boy. Will he pull a Lucas and endanger the franchise with a too-little, too-late prequel? Only time will tell.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  12. SpaceCowboy

    I thought that was Josh Lucas for a split second :P

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  13. SpaceCowboy

    @corey Have you seen a Mad Max movie? Hardy's got some big shoes to fill.

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    He needs longer hair

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Corey W.

    This might be a rare case where the star in the remake plays the character better than the actor in the original.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  16. LordPayne

    This is awesome. Can't wait.

    2 years agoby @LordPayneFlag

  17. TheDude1

    Awesome can't wait for more!

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

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