Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Jason Flemyng Plans Reign Of Blood
He's making his directorial debut with a vampire action film
Exclusive New Stills From Entourage
Ari Gold and the gang rug it out
Latest Insurgent Poster Online
Tris channels Trinity for a fresh image
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy And More In Talks For Ghostbusters
SNL players Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones working out deals
Chris Pratt Wanted As New Indiana Jones
Disney's got early plans...
Danny Boyle Locks In His Steve Jobs Cast
Katherine Waterston and more set as production boots up
Liam Hemsworth Offered The Lead In The Independence Day Sequel
He may fight the aliens in ID Forever
First Poster For Ted 2
Grin and bare it
Morten Tyldum Taking On Passengers
Imitation Game director set for sci-fi romance
Colin Firth Aboard World Yacht Race Drama
The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh will hoist the sails
Frank Grillo Haunted By Stephanie
He'll star in Akiva Goldsman's horror thriller
Slight Update On The Last Of Us Movie
Screenwriter Neil Druckmann checks in
Octavia Spencer Joins Seacole
Playing Jamaica's Florence Nightingale in biopic
The Huntsman Suffers A Dearth Of Dwarves
Snow White sequel dispenses with the diminutive
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
The Huntsman Suffers A Dearth Of Dwarves
Snow White sequel dispenses with the diminutive
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Mad Max: Fury Road
15 May 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Drop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Locke (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Machete Kills (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Mad Max Prequel Motion Comic Online
Tied to videogame - not Fury Road

15 August 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Warner Bros. / DC

submit to reddit

Don't get too excited: this pair of Mad Max motion comics have nothing to do with the long-developing new George Miller film Mad Max: Fury Road. They are instead the set-up for the videogame, announced at E3 this year and headed to a console near you from Avalanche Studios. But hey, new Mad Max is new Mad Max, and this is our first chance to get our heads round the jarring notion that the hapless Mr Rockatansky no longer looks like Mel Gibson. Here, he doesn't look like Tom Hardy either. So we still have that to look forward to.

The gist: after a spot of road warrioring, Max runs out of petrol at an inconvenient moment and has to face a gang of deranged wasteland punks on foot. All seems lost, but then, strangely, seems not to have gone so badly after all. 

Watching all this is new character Chumbucket, who looks akin to the hunchback Ephialtes in 300 and who seems to have developed his own religion based on the combustion engine (so shades of Beneath The Planet Of The Apes' bomb worshippers there too). He's decided that Max is the chosen one that's going to help him build a machine called the Magnum Opus. Is he right? Watch the clips and find out.

Not much is known about this game so far, aside from its unsurprising emphasis on vehicular combat and customisation. The plot seems to have Max on a search to get his famous Interceptor back. How big a role Chumbucket and his Magnum Opus play remains to be seen. The writer of the motion comic is Tom Taylor (Dark Horse, DC, IDW), and the art comes courtesy of Jason Shawn Alexander (Dark Horse).

Fury Road, meanwhile, stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron with, last we heard, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz and Rosie Huntington-Whitely. IMDb also lists original Toecutter Hugh Keays-Byrn, so let's hope that's not just wishful thinking. Film and game are both due sometime in 2014.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Enrol For The Vampire Academy Trailer
Zoey Deutch & Lucy Fry are Blood Sisters
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)