By far one of the biggest questions hanging over the 2013 movie season is whether or not we will actually get to see George Miller’s upcoming reboot / sequel / remix Mad Max: Fury Road before the end of next year. After floating around in development hell for a couple of decades, George Miller finally decided back in 2009 that he was going to make a fourth Mad Max movie with Tom Hardy in the lead role instead of Mel Gibson. Still, the project continued to hit several snags and at one point Miller was even contemplating an animated version instead.
Recently we learned that Mad Max: Fury Road did finally come together and officially wrapped production in Namibia this month. What’s more, we now have the first bit of visual evidence to prove it. An autographed photo of Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky turned up over on Ain’t It Cool News earlier this week, seemingly passed on from someone who was involved in the production. Warner Brothers has since confirmed that it is the real deal. So what do you think… does Hardy look like a decent substitute for the Gibber? Check out a larger version of the new Mad Max after the jump.