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Mad Max creator George Miller says he would like to explore Furiosa’s story further on film

January 9th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


Mad Max director George Miller has said he would be open to the idea of making an Imperator Furiosa film in the future.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via Squareeyed), Miller said that Fury Road only alluded to her past, so another movie could explore it in more detail, basically as an origin story: “She’s a pretty compelling character so it’d be great to tell her story,” he said.

“Her backstory is pretty interesting, we only allude to it in this movie. This movie is on the run, people don’t have much time for recreational talk. You have a sense of her having gone through stuff, that’s what the movie is trying to do. You know, you’re trying to put a lot of iceberg under the tip, I like saying.

“One of the things that’s really gratifying, people are reading the film on more than the surface, the events of the movie, and are just picking up a lot of stuff. Which is very deliberate, you work hard to get all that in there so it’s not just empty calorie action. You’re getting stuff out of it, you’re learning about characters and their relationships and the world and so on. So in many ways the audience is picking up a lot about Furiosa, or enough to intrigue, and she’s got an interesting story.”

That said, he’s not planning to rush right back into the world of Mad Max, saying he’d like to work on a less intense project first as a rest. He does have two Fury Road sequels planned however, one of which is called Wasteland.

“Something smaller before we go back out into the wasteland, that’s contemporary and that we can get through fairly quickly. Something without too much technical difficulty, just something more performance-based, just to sort of clear the exhaust.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.