Sam Worthington stated that like Eric Bana, he has never been approached for the role of Mad Max, despite widespread rumors that circulated the web following the film's announcement.
The movie was almost filmed in 2003 on location in Namibia but the project was put on hold due to security concerns related to trying to film in Namibia, because the United States and many other countries had tightened travel and shipping restrictions. With the start of the Iraq War the film was abandoned until 2009.
Set shortly before the events of "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior".
This is the second Mad Max featuring Hugh Keays-Byrne. He played the villain Toecutter in Mad Max (1979).
Charlize Theron reportedly shaved her head for the role of Furiosa and as a result had to wear a wig for her role in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).
Liam Fountain auditioned for Mad Max, but didn't get the part. However, he played the role in 2011 short film "Mad Max: Renegade", which took place between "Mad Max" and "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior".
The film is not a prequel, it is a direct sequel which takes place somewhere between "Mad Max" and "The Road Warrior".
Courtney Eaton replaced Adelaide Clemens due scheduling conflicts.
This film is considered an Ozploitation movie, an Australian genre and/or Australian exploitation movie.
This will be the 2nd movie where Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron share the screen together, The first movie being Dark Places.
Teresa Palmer was originally cast but due to delays of the production, she dropped out and was replaced by Abbey Lee.
This is the second Mad Max film for screenwriter Nick Lathouris. As an actor, he played a brief role in Mad Max (1979).
Australian showbiz legend Bert Newton was one of the first character actors cast by director George Miller when the movie was to be filmed in Broken Hill, NSW, the original location for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) also known as The Road Warrior. Unfortunately rainfall had completely changed the desert landscape and years later the decision was made to move the production to Namibia. It was then, in mid 2012 that Bert Newton decided to drop out of the production, going on to appear as FDR in the Australian stage revival of "Annie".
First 'Mad Max' movie since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), a gap of twenty-six years.
First 'Mad Max' movie not to star Mel Gibson as Max.
Liam Fountain auditioned for Max, but lost the part to Tom Hardy. Liam Fountain played Max in the 2011 short film "Mad Max Renegade".
It was originally rumored that Mel Gibson would have a cameo role as a drifter.
It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.
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