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Charlize Theron not signed up for Mad Max: The Wasteland?

08.04.2015by: Eric Walkuski
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This might have been an odd thing to see pre-MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, but not anymore: It's hard to imagine another MAD MAX movie without Charlize Theron's Furiosa. The tough-as-nails character stole the show in George Miller's instant-classic this past May, and while some expressed regret that her screentime came somewhat at the expense of Tom Hardy's Max, you cannot deny Furiosa/Theron owned every single scene she was in.

So that's why it's somewhat surprising to learn she may not figure into the franchise's future plans. We know Miller and company are already planning MAD MAX: THE WASTELAND (though it hasn't been officially greenlit yet), and one would think Furiosa would figure into the tale somehow, but to hear Theron tell it, it's not a sure thing.

In an interview with USA Today, Theron seemed surprised to learn about the existence of THE WASTELAND:

What's Wasteland? This is all news to me. I have not heard anything like that."

This will continue to play out in the coming months as Warner Bros. decides whether or not it will actually move forward with another MAX. The film is closing in on $370 million worldwide, which is respectable but not stunning when you consider it cost at least $150 million. As well liked as the film is, a sequel would still be a pricey gamble. Once that decision is made, it will be time to move on to Theron's involvement.  

Now's a good time to remind you MAD MAX: FURY ROAD will hit Blu-ray and DVD on September 1st. Maybe the home video numbers will truly spell out MAX's fate. Pre-order right HERE.

Extra Tidbit: How would you feel if Furiosa missed out on the next MAD MAX adventure?
Source: USA Today

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1:23PM on 08/04/2015

Good

I felt Mad Max focussed too much on her anyway. It didn't seem like Max was the main character to me.
I felt Mad Max focussed too much on her anyway. It didn't seem like Max was the main character to me.
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1:21PM on 08/04/2015

Not necessary

I don't think Theron needs to return. The beauty of the Mad Max films are how small and individualized they feel. Max should be the only returning character.
I don't think Theron needs to return. The beauty of the Mad Max films are how small and individualized they feel. Max should be the only returning character.
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