All sorts of high-speed car insanity is going on at the cinema this weekend because–apart from egg hunts and chocolate bunnies–the best way to celebrate Easter is by dropping sports cars out of an airplane. But while Vin Diesel & Co. are busy preparing their furious Oscars thank you speeches, they may want to make note of another movie filled with vehicular carnage, Mad Max: Fury Road, a film which apparently takes its title literally--there is a road, there is a lot of anger and madness, and there is a man called Max. And we’re about to get a lot more of him: Tom Hardy, who it seems just doesn’t like not working, has signed up for three more Mad Max movies.
That’s if the post-apocalyptic Wacky Races is a hit, of course. “If Fury Road does well,” reports Collider, “it appears that we could see star Tom Hardy take over the franchise for a good while longer. In a new, lengthy profile at Esquire (via The Playlist), the actor reveals that he’s contracted for three more Mad Max movies in addition to Fury Road, though he cautions that ‘everything’s based on figures and how things are perceived.'” Given the level of excitement and anticipation over the new film, that probably won’t be a problem. In the fanboy equivalent of royal patronage, Warner Bros. is so confident in Mad Max: Fury Road that the studio has deigned to grace it with the first trailer for Batman v Superman. And director George Miller has already written a new Mad Max trilogy, so it’s more than likely Max will be thundering into cinemas several times over the next few years. The only question is what will the sequels be called. Madder Max, Maddest Max, and then probably something like Mad Max: Four Lane Highway to Hell.