Entertainment Weekly's latest cover offers a first look at Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.
In the cover shot, Hardy looks roughed-up with blood on his face as he stares fiercely into the distance. The 36-year-old actor is outfitted with lots of military gear while holding a gun. As for Theron, the 38-year-old Oscar winner sports a shaved head and a bionic, mechanical left arm.
The upcoming Fury Road film is a reboot of the original 1979 Mad Max movie starring Mel Gibson as the titular main character. In the remake, Hardy takes over the role of Max Rockatansky while Theron plays a commander named Imperator Furiosa.
The actors spent seven months in the desert in Namibia shooting the film. "It was mental in a brilliant way," Hardy told Entertainment Weekly of filming. "You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit."
Theron told Screenrant last year that her character, a new one, will defy expectations.
"I think for me originally when they were like, 'Oh, Mad Max.' I was like, 'Uh, I'm not going to play the f***ing girl for 'Mad Max.' Then I read it and I was like, 'Oh, 'Mad Max.' I feel sorry for you,'" she said.
Hardy, in Gibson's former role as hardened wasteland warrior Max Rockatansky, told EW that filming in the Namibian desert helped him prepare for the film.
"It was mental in a brilliant way," Hardy said. "You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit."
In related news, the often hilarious Anna Kendrick jokingly called out Charlize Theron for sporting the same dress she did while posing for Anna Wintour’s fashion Bible.
“Oh Charlize, always borrowing my clothes and being hot and tall and blonde in them,” she tweeted on Monday. “Classic Theron.”
Kendrick, 28, graced the cover of Elle’s July issue, while Theron, 38, was Vogue’s June cover girl.
In the cover story, the “Pitch Perfect” actress spoke candidly about her looks.
“I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks,” she told the magazine. “When I was a teenager, I was an ultra-late bloomer, and my mom would say it was a blessing, because it means you never have to wonder if guys are only interested in you because you’ve got boobs. I would have been thrilled if guys were interested in me because of my boobs!”