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 Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones. The film is directed by George Miller.