First Official Picture of Tom Hardy in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road
Photo: Warner Bros.

A distorted and autographed version of the above picture previously made the rounds, but now Ain't It Cool News has made available an official clean first look at Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth film in the Mad Max franchise in which Hardy takes on the role made famous by Mel Gibson, a hardened ex-cop in a future beset by gas shortages and marauding gangs.

Fury Road is expected to hit theaters next year and has been in development and then production for one hell of a long time and it's not quite done yet as three more weeks of production will take place between now and the end of the year with casting for new characters reportedly taking place. Filming originally wrapped last December so who's to say what the end product will look like.

That said, who knows what the story has become since we first heard about the project, but as far as I know the film is said to take place a short while after 1985's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with a story focused on Max and the "Five Wives," a group of women Max must protect from the bad guys.

Along with Hardy the film co-stars Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and is directed by George Miller.

  • Chris138

    This film's production sounds like a total mess, but I'll be curious to see a trailer.

  • Driver

    I want this to be good, but that production is a nightmare.

  • BradyD

    Tom Hardy can do no wrong in my eyes. Hopefully we get a trailer soon.

  • Paul Hennen

    Production has clearly been a mess and hell here, but so was World War Z and I thought that movie was pretty excellent (aside from the scene with Brad Pitt beating a zombie with a clean crow-bar). If this turns out half as good as Z I'll be happy...

  • Hello Kitty

    What! No Mel Gibson.


  • Michael

    I want to see this, I want to see this badly. I'm really curious about this one, Tom Hardy is a badass actor and I can't wait to at least see a trailer of this, hopefully very soon.

  • Ryguy815

    I haven't seen the originals but I'm interested in this. Hopefully we'll get a trailer soon.

  • andyluvsfilms

    I've never understood the fuss over Hardy, aside from Bronson he seems to give very one note performances. As for Mad Max, loved the first two.

  • Tommy

    Wow, this film slipped my mind for a second. And for the the first picture to feature Tom Hardy, I'm way behind. I still thought Karl Urban was cast.

  • Alexander Meatlog

    Ollllld news. I dunno, if my best friend and family had a history with motorbikes as Max Rocketansky does, I wouldn't be caught dead on a motorbike...

    Come on Miller, you were able to crap out two talking penguin movies no problem...What's the deal?

    "Kundalini wants his hand back..."