well, the long awaited Mad Max sequel / reboot Fury Road has made a fair bit of news today, it would be fair to say! the first image of Tom Hardy as Max has been unleashed upon the world in rather unusual and generous circumstances.
a fan sent a letter to Mr Hardy asking for a signed picture and presumably was very surprised indeed to be the recipient of the first official picture from the film to feature the title character!
what an excellent way to unleash an image! full credit goes to Warner Bros for not making a big song and dance about this "leak". you could speculate it was deliberate marketing i suppose, but if it was so what? other studios, notably the infamous anti-consumer kings Sony, would have had a fit about such an incident.
as for what to make of the picture, well, ace i suppose. he looks the part at the least. there are a number of people out there who, for some reason, wanted Sam Worthington in the role instead of Tom Hardy. that would be the Sam Worthington who was rubbish in the rubbish Terminator Salvation, who was awful in the horrid Clash Of The Titans remake and just about found his level as a mostly computer generated smurf-like thing in the terrible Avatar. i think you will find Tom Hardy tends to be less of a jinx in respect of anticipated films.
Fury Road is due in the middle of 2013, let's hope it is as cool and as insane as we all want it to be!
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