The Mad Max: Fury Road crew spent six long months shooting the fourth film of the post-apocalyptic franchise — the last film released almost 30 years ago — but principal photography has finally wrapped. The first trio of movies about mass chaos spreading across a dystopian society — led by violent gangs in killer cars — made a then-unknown Mel Gibson a star. He won't be returning for George Miller's latest installment, but that's OK with us since it means we get to watch Tom Hardy do what he does best: be a total badass.
The shoot was initially supposed to take place in Australia, but crazy weather conditions didn't help Miller achieve that ravaged wasteland look he was after. The team hopped a plane to Namibia, Africa and we've since seen a few photos here and there, introducing us to the vehicles in the movie. The Film Stage, however, has the first look at star Hardy as Mad Max. Be still our beating hearts!
Apparently this photo comes from Tumblr and was taken for a fan. Hardy's all dressed up in his pseudo-military finest. Sorry people, no leather chaps or other Village Peopleocalypse duds to see here (thankfully). Hardy will head across the desert wasteland in a War Rig that finds Imperator Furiosa behind the wheel (Charlize Theron). Madness ensues, obviously. We'll also be treated to more about the Road War battles and see what costars Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley get up to. Swoon over this blurry photo of Hardy and hope we get to see more Mad Max pics soon.