Mel Gibson Will Not Cameo in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Director George Miller reveals the film is testing very well with audiences. Plus, he teases that Max’s famous interceptor makes an appearance.
Director George Miller reveals the film is testing very well with audiences. Plus, he teases that Maxs famous interceptor makes an appearance.

Last week, director George Miller wrapped up reshoots on his long-awaited Mad Max: Fury Road in Australia. In his first interview about the project, the filmmaker confirmed that original Mad Max star Mel Gibson is not making a cameo appearance.

"It would have been nice somehow but, no, it's not true."

The director also revealed that the film is testing very well with audiences.

"Our film, luckily after a ridiculous amount of work, is testing extremely well. We're very happy. There has been a lot of doubt about it, [people saying] 'it took so long', but Warners have delayed it until 2015 to go into the top weekend of the year."

It was also mentioned that Warner Bros. issued a May 2015 release date so it wouldn't be competing with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in several international markets. George Miller also praised his cast and crew for making it a very safe production.

"It's been a really difficult movie. It's pretty constant action [on screen] but we've had superb stunts and safety crew. We've had no significant injuries. One of our top guys was doing a simple maneuver and just pulled a tendon in his biceps; that's one of the worst injuries we've had. It's a pretty epic chase across the wasteland."

When asked if Max's famous Interceptor would be shown, the filmmaker offered the following response.

"Without giving too much away, there is one that appears."

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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Comments (3)

  1. ed_wood

    Too far away, but I'll wait.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wasn't expecting him to either.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. skywise

    many have said it cant be Mad Max without Gibson. But I really could care less. particularly since Top Hardy is taking the reigns. I for one am very excited for this new Mad Max story.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

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