George Miller: I never imagined making Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

George Miller has been surprised by the longevity of the 'Mad Max' franchise.



George Miller has helmed the new movie
George Miller has helmed the new movie

George Miller "never anticipated" making 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'.

The acclaimed filmmaker created the 'Mad Max franchise more than 40 years ago, and George has been amazed by its longevity.

George, 79 - who has directed the latest movie in the money-spinning franchise - told Entertainment Weekly: "Here I am making another 'Mad Max' movie, which I never anticipated after the first one ... I mean, as John Lennon said, life is what happens when you're making other plans."

The director also revealed that he's learned some important lessons from the earlier films.

He said: "'Mad Max 2' came about because of all the things I learned from 'Mad Max': not only how to make films but, despite the difficulty I had in making it, why it was so successful.

"Why did the Japanese respond to it as a Samurai movie? Why did the French call it a Western on wheels? Why did the Scandinavians see it as a lone Viking [film], and so on. And I realised that, inadvertently, we'd tapped into some sort of archetype."

Chris Hemsworth stars alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in the new movie, and the 40-year-old actor has revealed why he jumped at the chance to star in 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'.

Chris said: "I've heard people talk about how you want to choose the roles that scare you. And, yeah, it's sort of an actor-y thing to say. But I think it was a good thing. I think it forces you to dig that bit deeper. And the challenges, the adversity - that's where the growth occurs.

"I feel like I learned more on this film than anything I'd ever done because of what was asked of all of us and how challenging it was, in a wonderful way."