Warner Bros has come up with a nifty clip retrospective of previous Mad Max movies seguing into the upcoming reincarnation Mad Max: Fury Road. Introducing what the studio calls a “legacy” trailer is a logo that sparks a bit of déjà vu. The stylized zooming W against a red background is from the ’70s-’80s incarnation of Warner Bros run by Steve Ross, who led a major, sustained renaissance at the studio that Jack and Harry built. A little more than half of the UK version of the trailer is spent looking back at the earlier Mad Max pictures.
Director George Miller has been aboard all four movies — the original Mad Max (released in the US by American International Pictures), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (WB’s 1981 entry to the series), 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dome (on which Miller shared credit with George Ogilvie) and now Fury Road, which has Tom Hardy stepping into the iconic post-apocalyptic boots worn by Mel Gibson. Also starring Charlize Theron plus Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz and many others, Mad Max: Fury Road opens May 15 in the US.