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Cannes: Latest On Mad Max Reboot
Tom Hardy says: 'Who knows?'

21 May 2012  |  Written by Nick de Semlyen  

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Cannes: Latest On Mad Max Reboot

For the past couple of months, Tom Hardy has been sporting a particularly luxuriant beard, as part of his prep for Mad Max: Fury Road. And it looks like he might not be touching a Mach 3 for a good while longer. Empire got the chance to speak with Hardy and his Lawless co-star Guy Pearce in Cannes, where the former admitted that the long-delayed project still has no set start date.

“We keep moving that around, you know?” he shrugs. “Who knows when it’ll come out? I’ve been on stand-by for two years… but it’s all part of it. It’s kind of the cool thing to do, to be elusive with dates and all that.”

While there has been talk of the Mad Max shoot being so ambitious that it will last an entire year, rumour has it that the schedule has been cut down to trim the budget.

Says Hardy, not entirely seriously: “It was going to be a year of filming, then six months, and now we’re supposed to be doing it in six days. It’s a musical – we’re going to go around shopping centres in a little wagon and sing songs. People were expecting big, but we’re going to give them small. It’ll be a live, free-running musical and it’s coming to a place near you soon.”

And finally, answering the burning question of why Pearce has no eyebrows in Lawless, Hardy points at his beard: “I have his hair. I’m holding onto it.” Pearce laughs. “It’s true, Tom’s got it. He’s stuck it on his face.”


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Mad Max Beyond Our Patience
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was the weakest of the trilogy and that was 27 years ago. Hard to see them catching lighting in a bottle with new actors all these years later and there's been delay after delay. If Mel Gibson were still in it, I bet he'd blame the Jews for everything. More

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I got into an argument with a guy who firmly believed that Sam Worthington was going to play Mad Max. I kept telling him no Tom Hardy!!! I was right yay. More

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Heard the movie is going to be shot in Namibia. More

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From now on ...
... All actors should have to wear massive beards between jobs. For my amusement. Especially the ladies. They should also have to put on deep voices like in Life of Brian. Meanwhile, directors should be made to shave theirs. Especially the ladies (oo-er!) More

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