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'Mad Max: Fury Road' First Footage Of Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Wows Comic-Con Audience

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'Mad Max' fans have been whooping with glee after the first footage of the rebooted franchise was revealed at Comic Con yesterday.

'Mad Max: Fury Road', starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, made its first official appearance at the San Diego festival this weekend with exclusive footage, plus some stunning artwork.

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Director George Miller calls his new leading man Tom Hardy a "quality" Mad Max

Judging by the first stunning frames we've seen since the film was announced, director George Miller hasn't been casual with his return to his own post-apocalyptic trilogy, starring one of cinema's most distinctive anti-heroes.

Here are the first stills, and you can watch the Comic Con footage above...

Mad Max: Fury Road first stills
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Our very own Tom Hardy stars in the role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

It is 35 years since George Miller since entered the world of Mad Max, played then by a fresh Aussie called Mel Gibson. At Comic Con, he told fans, "I was able to make the movie I wanted to make," and said he had ripped up the conventional manual for a fourth instalment, preferring to recreate it like a comic book.

"We boarded whole thing like a comic book, with 3,500 panels," he explained, and he called his new leading man Tom Hardy "quality".

'There aren’t many words, people only speak when they have to and I wanted to tell the story in pictures.'

Miller directed from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris, and also produces the film, which will be released on 15 May next year.

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