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George Miller says Mad Max: Fury Road is testing extremely well

George Miller has given an update on the much-delayed Mad Max: Fury Road , and sounds pretty positive about the state the film is currently in.

“Our film, luckily after a ridiculous amount of work, is testing extremely well,” says Miller. “We're very happy.

“There has been a lot of doubt about it, [ with people saying ] 'it took so long', but Warners have delayed it until 2015 to go into the top weekend of the year.”

As to that delay, Miller goes on to explain that the decision to move the film away from 2014 was based on a desire to avoid competition with the FIFA World Cup that summer. Whether 2015’s cinematic landscape will be kinder to it, remains to be seen…

Finally, Miller went on to confirm that Mel Gibson will not be taking a cameo role in the new film, saying, “It would have been nice somehow, but no, it's not true.” Boooo!

Directed by Miller and co-starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road will open in the US on 15 May 2015, with a UK date to be confirmed.

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.