In Episode 9 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob and Freddy gush about the greatness of Daredevil season 1, break down the ups and downs of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and delve into the current wave of reboots, including George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.
Nowadays, it seems like everyone is talking about Brad Bird. The writer/director – whose new film Tomorrowland hits theaters on Friday – has been buzzed about lately for reasons unrelated to his highly anticipated latest project, which – as its name implies – is inspired by the Walt Disney World attraction of the same name. After years of speculaton, Bird recently confirmed that a sequel to his own beloved Pixar animated film The Incredibles will finally be his next project, after years of fan demand and speculation. However, the more intriguing (and potentially exciting) news to drop recently is in regards to the filmmaker’s possible involvement in another franchise: a little something known as Star Wars.
By Robert Yaniz Jr.
Thirty years have passed since the last time audiences saw “Mad Max” Rockatansky, and in that time, director George Miller – the man behind the original three films – has become more synonymous with wholesome family fare like Babe: Pig in the City and the Oscar-winning Happy Feet than the kind of extreme thrills he brought to startling life in the original Mad Max trilogy. So, after more than a decade of stalled development, how does Mad Max: Fury Road fare?