Mad Max: Fury Road Makes the Cover Of EW!

By Dr. Know on June 25th, 2014

If I wasn’t salivating with anticipation for Mad Max: Fury Road already, I’m there now thanks to this new cover of Entertainment Weekly. Tom Hardy looks like a badass new Max Rockatansky, and Charlize Theron, well, it’s impossible for her to not look good.

In an exclusive first look at the the May 2015 film in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, the cats over there talk to creator and director George Miller about what prompted his return to the beloved franchise: a story that popped into his head fully formed back in 2000 but that took more than a decade to realize. This time, Tom Hardy takes over for Gibson as the very damaged road warrior Max Rockatansky, while a shaved-headed Charlize Theron plays a killer commander named Imperator Furiosa. The stars spent a harrowing seven months in the desert of Namibia to shoot the film.

“It was mental in a brilliant way,” said Hardy. “You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit.”

As for Mad Max: Fury Road’s story, the reboot of the retro franchise sees our trusty road warrior, “Mad” Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy taking over from Mel Gibson), caught up with a group of people fleeing across the wasteland in a war rig driven by the hotter-than-hell Furiosa (Charlize Theron).

Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne (The Toecutter in the ’70s original), and Nathan Jones co-star.

George Miller returns to direct the world he created from a script he co-wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris.

Mad Max: Fury Road roars into the cineplex May 15, 2015.

Click the thumbnails for a close look at both pics.