Mad Max: Fury Road was a certain kind of special. Director George Miller brought to life my favorite film in 2015 and did so on such a grand scale. Each character mattered: Tom Hardy’s Max Rockatansky was gritty and didn’t need many lines to resonate his message with audiences. Charlize Theron’s rough-and-tough Imperator Furiosa was the glue of the film, bringing together the reason for our trek across the post-apocalyptic desert.
Now, according to The Playlist, Theron’s spilled the beans on a few scripts written for a prequel story surrounding Furiosa. In an interview with Variety, she said this:
“I’d love to. There were three scripts. They were written as backstories to Max’s character and to Furiosa’s character. But at the end of the day, this thing lives and breathes with [director] George [Miller]. I think Warner Bros. knows that. We are all waiting for him to show us the way.”
To be honest, I’m not thrilled with any type of backstory for either Max or Furiosa. I think Fury Road did just fine in giving us enough reasons for their motivations, and prequels may just be fodder when the real film to desire is what happens after Fury Road.
I hope Miller makes the best decision moving forward and, like Theron alluded to above, this lives and breathes with him.