Secret City Geek Lab - Mad Max Fury Road is the continuation of the Mad Max series with Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson in the titular role. Is this a sequel, reboot, reimagining? Does it really matter? Mad Max takes audiences into a world that has lost everything…even hope. Prior knowledge of Mad Max is absolutely not necessary. A family of barbarians runs the world as we know it. One of whom is sitting on an endless spring of well water. He is worshipped as a god by his loyal citizens because he brings the last glimpse of hope.