Director Provides Updates on Mad Max: The Wasteland

During a recent interview with The Independent, director George Miller discussed his planned sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, subtitled, The Wasteland. He advised he wants to do something “quick and small just to reboot the brain” first. Here are highlights from that interview:

On the blind guitarist from Fury Road, the Doof Warrior, having a backstory: “I know who his mother was. I know how it was that a man who is mute and blind survived the apocalypse. I know his story very well! If we get to make another movie, the Doof Warrior will be there!”

On going back to the franchise: “I’m hard-wired for the imaginative life. It’s part of who I am. These characters and these worlds tend to swirl around in the back of your brain like imaginary friends. It’s easy to go back to them.”

On the advantage of Fury Road‘s delay: “A movie like Fury Road is told in a very wild, helter-skelter way, so the underlying logic of everything in the film had to be pretty rigorous otherwise the film would’ve been chaotic. So one of the advantages of the many delays was that we were able to spend time getting into these backstories.”