Inception star Tom Hardy reveals details of Mad Max 4 Tom Hardy has revealed details of the the next Mad Max movie. The Inception actor, who will play the title role in Mad Max: Fury Road, explained how the new instalment will link to the three previous Mel Gibson-led films that were released throughout the 1970s and 1980s. “It’s a relaunch and revisit to the world,” Hardy told. “An entire restructuring. “That’s not to say that it’s not picking up or leaving off from the Mad Max you know already, but it’s a nice retake on the entire world using the same character, depositing him in the same world but bringing him up to date by 30 years.” He added: “I’m meant to drop 30 pounds so smoking and one meal a day is my training at the moment. “I’m going to start fighting soon… as we get close to the line. I’ll probably get three or four months of fight training out there, seven days a week, all that kind of horrible s**t.” Other stars attached to the film include Charlize Theron and former Skins star Nicholas Hoult.