Tom Hardy Reveals His True Feelings for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024)

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Summary

  • Despite not having seen the movie, Tom Hardy believes Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is "bound to be special" thanks to the talents of the director and the franchise's co-creator, George Miller.
  • Hardy is a huge fan of the film franchise, and he portrayed the titular character in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Hardy's latest film, The Bikeriders, hits theaters on June 21.

Tom Hardy left The Wasteland far behind and in the capable hands of Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth with regard to Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. As most fans already know, Hardy portrayed the titular character in the 2015 action-adventure Mad Max: Fury Road. And even though Hardy hasn’t seen the latest installment in the apocalyptic film saga, the actor believes Furiosa is “bound to be special” because it's under the care of the franchise's co-creator and director George Miller. Hardy said in an interview (via Variety) while promoting his upcoming crime drama, The Bikeriders:

“I’m sure that Furiosa will be a tremendous success, as rightly George, Anya and Chris well deserve. I’m a huge Mad Max fan and Fury Road fan and Furiosa fan. I haven’t seen the film, but I know it’s bound to be special because it’s come from George.”

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

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Action

Fantasy

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A prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa is an action-adventure film that tells the origin story of the headstrong and fearless Furiosa. Set shortly after the beginning of the "end of the world," Furiosa is kidnapped and brought before a powerful warlord, now forced to work for him. To find her way back home, Furiosa will adapt to the new harsh and arid world as she grows into the Furiosa she becomes known to be.

Release Date
May 24, 2024
Director
George Miller
Cast
Chris Hemsworth , Anya Taylor-Joy , Tom Burke , Angus Sampson , Daniel Webber , Nathan Jones

Runtime
2h 28m
Writers
George Miller , Nick Lathouris

Studio

Tagline
Remember her.

Distributor(s)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Sequel(s)
Mad Max: Fury Road
Franchise(s)
Mad Max

The actor also spoke about how much making Fury Road meant to him during the same sit-down. Hardy said:

“Fury Road was a great experience, and it absolutely was one of the most important things that ever happened to me in my career, ever. I’m grateful for that. And I think George Miller is a genius, and the whole crew with everybody was amazing. I learned an awful lot on that film.”

Tom Hardy’s Approach to His Bikeriders’ Character

While Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga struggles at the box office, former franchise star Tom Hardy is shifting gears over the good ole summertime in the upcoming film from writer/director Jeff Nichols, The Bikeriders. Hardy portrays the leader of the Midwestern motorcycle club known as the Vandals. And when it comes to playing the Vandal's Johnny, Hardy’s approach is making the guy seem like a “tragic clown.” The actor said in the same interview:

“You look straight away at a biker movie and think, ‘Oh, it’s leather. It’s sexy. The music’s great. The hair’s great.’ The obvious choice is to play to all of these. So, the obvious choice for somebody like me is to go to the counterpoint of all those. This guy is a tragic clown."

Hardy continued:

“Where’s the pathetic element? Where’s the wretch? Where’s the embarrassing moments? Where’s the weaknesses? I need to flesh this guy out. Why is the voice a little bit creepy? Why is it a little like Bugs Bunny? What can we imbue this stud with that’s so un-studly that I can identify with it? Because I’m not that!”

Related

The True Story Behind The Bikeriders, Explained

To capture the culture of criminal bike clubs in the 1960s, director Jeff Nichols drew influence from a real source.

The Bikeriders is based on the book of the same name by author and photographer Danny Lyon. An all-star cast joins Hardy in the crime drama, including Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Michael Shannon, Norman Reedus and Mike Faist, who is coming fresh off of his sports romance with Zendaya and Josh O'Connor, Challengers.

The Bikeriders opens in theaters on June 21.

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