At the junket for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, ComingSoon.net learned from actress Teresa Palmer that she’s not going to be appearing in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, the planned relaunch of Miller’s breakthrough sci-fi action thriller, this one starring Tom Hardy in the role of Mad Max.
“I’m not [in it], actually,” Palmer said, “That’s just a rumor that has been on the internet.”
Despite the dismissal of the casting as a rumor, Palmer’s name was first mentioned in January when her co-star Jay Baruchel was talking to press for How to Train Your Dragon and told The Herald Sun:
“She gets to work with him, and she’s (going to be) doing Mad Max 4 with Miller,” Baruchel said, adding, “She’s the main chick in Fury Road. She’s going to be there for over a year. It’s really, really cool.”
Does this mean that Mad Max: Fury Road has another opening for a female role or was Palmer up for the role that eventually went to Adelaide Clemens, something that changed after Baruchel’s statement? Instead, Palmer is currently shooting D.J. Caruso’s sci-fi flick I Am Number Four outside of Pittsburgh for its release on February 18, 2011.