"If Mel, who is Max in a lot of people's memories, appeared in the next movie, it would pull audiences out of the movie for a bit, and we worked so hard to keep people immersed in the movie as much as possible. It would be like, I don't know, seeing Roger Moore appearing in a Daniel Craig James Bond movie. It would be fun, but it would also pull you out of the experience of the movie." Moviemaker George Miller isn't sure he wants Mel Gibson for a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel. Gibson played the road warrior in the first three Mad Max movies. Tom Hardy played Max in Fury Road.