MAD MAX: FURY ROAD First Look at Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron [UPDATED]

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UPDATE: Warner Bros. unveiled the first poster for director George Miller’s highly anticipated Mad Max sequel/reboot in anticipation of the film’s upcoming Comic-Con panel.

UPDATE: In addition to the cover, 7 new photos has surfaced also showing Nicholas Hoult as the makeup-clad Nux and a whole bunch of sketchy characters and vehicles set in a bleak dystopian landscape.

Today, finally, we get our first good look at Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky alongside Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa from the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road apocalyptic sequel.  Series creator George Miller told /Film a bit about the plot:

Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.

The Aussie filmmaker has also this to say the EW magazine about the long-awaited film (the pic received its 2015 release date, three years after it started shooting):

“I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes. In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.”

On this note, it will be interesting to see how the sequel to a series that last hit theaters in 1985 performs due to all the delays and production issues. Personally, I think Hardy should make a great raggedy man.

Hit the jump to check out him and Theron (sporting a shaved head and a bionic arm).

Also starring Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Mad Max: Fury Road opens on May 15, 2015.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max (played by TOM HARDY from The Dark Knight Rises), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos.

And… Furiosa (played by CHARLIZE THERON from Prometheus), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

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I’m looking forward to seeing the first footage at the film’s Comic-Con panel this coming Saturday. Take a look at the Mad Max: Fury Road poster via the Mad Max Twitter.

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