Batman V Superman is soon going to hit theaters, heralding the greatest DC Movie Universe crossover ever. While superhero nerds across the world wait for the Brave And the Bold to make their very first cinematic debut, it’s important to remember about the JLA movie that never was, the brain-child of Mad Max‘s daddy, George Miller…
2015 was a great year for movies. There were so many great films, even the most discerning and self-assured of movie connoisseurs should have a hard time picking the best. However, one movie that should undoubtedly be near the very top of that list is Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. Marking George Miller‘s return to the post-apocalyptic landscape that made him famous, Fury Road was also Miller’s first action film in the 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The film is beautiful, tight, unrelenting, emotional, and completely honors and respects its female characters in a movie where women are owned as breeders, while a majority of movies can’t even manage to pass the ankle-level bar of the Bechdel test. As such, Fury Road appropriately War Rig smashed the box office and flame thrower guitared all over critic’s reviews. The buzz for a sequel could not be louder, which makes it all the more devastating to hear that George Miller has absolutely no intention of ever directing another Mad Max movie. Ever.
Mad Max: Fury Road wasn’t the biggest hit of the year, but it is one of the few summer blockbusters that is getting a lot of awards season buzz and several critics awards for Best Film of the Year. Now typically, when a movie released early in the year has a chance to win prizes in the Hollywood derby, it gets a proforma theatrical re-release, and rumors are circling that maybe Fury Road will be seen in cinemas again in the new year. The twist: it may be a black and white version of the film that George Miller apparently always wanted to make. (more…)
How Does George Miller’s Unmade ‘Justice League: Mortal’ Wonder Woman Stack Up Against Zack Snyder’s ‘BvSDOJ’ Wonder Woman?
After Christopher Nolan nailed it both financially and critically with Batman Begins in 2005, Warner Brothers started looking to expand that success and make more superhero movies based on the DC comic book stable. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was brought in to put together a team superhero movie, Justice League: Mortal. Well, since you’ve never seen Justice League: Mortal something, or combination of things happened, and the whole thing fell through, never to be made. The production had already done some interesting casting that featured Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, the Flash, and others. Thanks to photographer Mark Rogers, now we’ve got a look at what George Miller’s Wonder Woman would have looked like. How does it stack up against Zach Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman? (more…)
As we head into the final two months of the year, we’ll be getting a glut of prestige pictures from the various studios and distributors as they try and make a run for Oscar glory. Still, it’s hard to imagine that no matter how good the films will be over the next 10-12 weeks, there will not be another action movie as intense as Mad Max: Fury Road. The nerd class loved Fury Road, and not just on a technical level. In a strange twist, Mad Max Rockatansky played by Tom Hardy was upstaged in a Mad Max movie by Imperator Furiosa played by Charlize Theron. Sadly though, it seems like there won’t be more Furiosa in Mad Max 5. (more…)
Despite the fact that this whole DC Extended Universe began with 2013’s Man of Steel, the next phase of a solo Superman adventure seemed oddly an after thought during last year’s announcement of the DC Entertainment film slate through 2020. Sure, Supes is one-half of next year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he’ll almost certainly lead the two-part Justice League movie, but Man of Steel 2 – or whatever it’s going to be called – well, “limbo” would be a fairly accurate description of its current status. But now we get word that the situation may be simpler, and the news from Warner Bros. is that if you’re holding your breath for the next Superman standalone, you should probably stop. (more…)
ScreenJunkies are at it again, this time they give the Honest Trailer Treatment to George Miller‘s epic masterpiece of practical effects Mad Max: Fury Road. They’ve hit all the bits that might have distracted you if you weren’t waiting for the next crazy as hell car explosion. (more…)
If you thought Batman V Superman was the sequel to Man of Steel, you might be mistaken. There is a rumor going around that a direct sequel to Man of Steel is being added to DC / Warner Bros timeline. Not only that, but Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller is in talks to sit behind the camera. (more…)
Three deleted scenes from George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road have surfaced on the Internet. While you might watch these and wonder why (Exposed Lady Parts) we put a NSFW (Not Safe For Work) label on in the post title. It would be just our luck to have your boss walking right past as you play it. We wouldn’t want to be that guy, that cost you, that job. So if you’re at work, wait till lunch, or take a bathroom/smoke break and kick it up on your phone while your boss watches it on his work computer. We all know they do it. (more…)
The Doof Warrior, arguably he’s one of the most memorable characters in George Miller‘s incredible masterpiece of movie mayhem that is Mad Max: Fury Road. He was certainly the one that got the most attention from Conan O’Brien, who took on the Doof Warrior persona on his way to SDCC15. Now, thanks to Funny or Die, you too can Doof it with the best of them. (more…)