Mel Gibson passes the baton to Tom Hardy in the role of Mad Max in the upcoming movie Fury Road. But will Hardy be able to pull it off? You won’t be able to determine that from this latest movie trailer, entitled “Chaos,” because, according to Nerdist, you will only catch a 0.5 second glimpse of Hardy. He’s on the screen and off again before you can say Mad Max.
In this latest Mad Max: Fury Road teaser trailer, its purely 15 seconds of non-stop action and explosions. It’s just enough to whet the appetite of Mad Max fans, leaving them wanting more.
Warner Bros. is taking a smart approach in its marketing strategy for this film. Two other teaser trailers were previously released, the first one called “War,” and the second named “Explosion.” According to the Wrap, this most recent trailer quickly rose to the top 10 trending topics on Facebook Sunday.
Director George Miller is thrilled with the hubbub surrounding this fourth installment of Mad Max films since one hasn’t been made in 30 years. NME reports that George Miller has been involved with the Mad Max saga from the start back in the 1970s and 1980s, having directed the first two starring Mel Gibson, co-directed the third, and is now back with Fury Road. Miller describes this film as a “western on wheels.”
What may excite moviegoers is that George Miller revealed very little CGI were used during the filming of Fury Road, so the movie-going experience will be enhanced knowing most of the action is actual stunts.
Aside from Tom Hardy, the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road also includes Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.
According to NME, the thrilling synopsis describes this highly anticipated film as follows.
“Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Theron).
They are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.”
Miller informs Nerdist that just like all the previous Mad Max films, there is no set “time frame” for Fury Road. Each Mad Max film stands alone and follows no chronological order so fans don’t have to see all the films in order to enjoy each individual storyline.
Mad Max: Fury Road is set to hit theaters on May 15. Be sure to mark your calendars and watch for more trailers to come.
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