On Saturday, June 26, Tom Hardy had a small group interview with several sites to promote "Inception". However, during the occasion, the conversation was also filled with discussion about his other project, "Mad Max: Fury Road", but he was very careful not to reveal too much.
The actor who has been tapped to play Max Rockatansk in the fourth "Mad Max" film said the story is "a relaunch and revisit to the world. An entire restructuring." He elaborated "That's not to say that it's not picking up or leaving off from the Mad Max you know already, but it's a nice re-take on the entire world using the same character, depositing him in the same world but bringing him up to date by 30 years."
On what will be offered by the film, Hardy teased, "Big rigs, big explosions, big car crashes, big violence, you know. It's going to actually happen as opposed to doing a 2D turned to 3D screen. It's going to be an adventure, let's put it that way."
He was later asked about how he will look like in "Mad Max 4", saying "Imagine a hungry wolf. Or like when you put a cat in the bath. You grab a cat by the throat and stuff it under the fucking water. You know what it looks like? That's what I'm going to look like." He went on adding, "But like a puma. Very hungry at very dangerous. It's imperative. This is the kind of guy who's not well. So I have to create that reality."
"Shooting is probably nine months. Training is allocated as two months. I can't say when I'm going to be in front of the cameras. I'm actually headed tonight to Australia to start some stunt-training," the 32-year-old star further said about the production schedule. He was additionally willing to share his preparation before the filming, saying "I'm meant to drop 30 pounds so smoking and one meal a day is my training at the moment. I'm going to start fighting soon."
"Mad Max: Fury Road" will serve as a follow-up to 1985 "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome". Mel Gibson played the titular character in the first three films. In addition to writing the script and directing the forthcoming flick, George Miller will also produce it alongside Doug Mitchell.