UPDATE: The full set of EW’s photos have been released, and can be seen below.
One of the biggest movies hitting screens in the jam-packed summer of 2015 is undoubtedly going to be Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s long-awaited continuation of his now classic Mad Max trilogy. Raves from test screenings have definitely raised our excitement for the flick, which finds Tom Hardy stepping into the role of Max Rockantasky. Though there’s a long wait for fans until next May, Hardy and Charlize Theron, who plays baddie Imperator Furiosa, graced the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, and the story run about the film offers up some tantalizing new details.
As seen by the cover (below), Theron’s Furiosa lost her arm at some point and has replaced it with a scrappy-looking device. It’s unknown whether her losing her limb happened before or during Fury Road, but it’s certainly an interesting new detail about the character.
Fury Road shot in Namibia for a grueling seven months. “It was mental in a brilliant way,” Hardy told EW. “You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit.” This shoot fit well with Miller’s intentions for the sequel though, as the director told EW:
“I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes.”
According to Miller, there are few visual effects in Fury Road, and dialogue is few and far between:
“In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.”
EW’s story about Fury Road will undoubtedly include more shots from the movie, so look for those to land online soon. For now, though, the striking cover photo (in which Hardy’s Max certainly appears fittingly furious) is what we’ve got. Check that out below, and let us know whether you’re excited to see Mad Max: Fury Road when it arrives in theaters on May 15th, 2015.