Published On: Sat, Jun 2nd, 2012

Charlize Theron says ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ is a reboot, will push PG-13 rating

While promoting “Prometheus,” Charlize Theron addressed the press’s questions about her role in the fourth “Mad Max” film. Theron confirmed that “Mad Max: Fury Road” is a reboot, not a sequel and repeated  how excited she is to join the George Miller film.

The Herald Sun reports today how the “Monster” actress describes “Fury Road” compared to the Mel Gibson films.

“Tom Hardy will be playing Mad Max but this is not the Mad Max that we know from that (film)…Only Tom Hardy can do this Mad Max and my character is a brand new character as well.”

Tuesday Theron expressed her excitement to start the film after several delays and Thursday’s press junket was another chance for the “Snow White and the Huntsman” actress to repeat that sentiment as she details her schedule.

“I leave in like two and a half weeks and we start shooting I think around mid-July in Namibia. I’m f***ing dying, too, it’s been three years. It’s time to skin this cat already, so yeah, I’m very excited about it.”

Theron is rumored to have one arm or lose an arm in “Fury Road,” but the actress dodged specifics and only praised Miller’s return to the Max Franchise.

“I feel like the original “Mad Max” created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. George really created a female character that I’ve never read anything like this. I mean, I’m scared s***less, yeah.”

“Mad Max” films always had plenty of violence and the “Hancock” actress says this installment will push the PG-13 threshold.

“I mean, ultimately it’s going to be up to George Miller, but it feels like…there’s some bad-ass violence in it. I mean, if we do what the script is, I don’t know how you can do, but then I feel like PG-13 is pushing a little bit, too, which is good. It feels like—I don’t know. I remember being like, young watching “Alien” and loving it.”


Charlize Theron stars in “Prometheus” alongside Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris and Patrick Wilson.

“Prometheus” opens in theaters June 8, 2012.



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