The big hit of Comic-Con debuts online
SDCC attendees who were expecting the customary bombshells from Marvel, DC or Star Wars may have found themselves somewhat disappointed at this year's show, but one thing every report seemed to agree on was a big reaction for the first (publicly shown) trailer for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. Now, that footage is online.
In the film, post-apocalyptic anti-hero "Mad" Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) finds himself caught up in the conflict between a caravan of refugees led by cyborg Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and marauders who control a wasteland they're attempting to cross. The film has been described as a feature-length chase-scene, with one action sequence in particular said to cover nearly 45 minutes of screentime.
This marks the first new entry in the Mad Max franchise, which takes place in a near-future world largely reduced to desert and scrapyard-savagery by dwindling natural resources, in almost three decades. The original 1979 film (and its more popular sequel, The Road Warrior) effectively re-invented the popular aesthetic of post-apocalyptic stories, brought Australian action-cinema to worldwide attention and made international stars of both Miller and a young Mel Gibson - who portrayed the original Max.
Fury Road is slated for release in May of 2015.
Source: Warner Bros UK