According to Us Weekly, during an interview at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Tom Hardy cleared a reporter for asking a questionable question about “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Journalist, Peter Howell, asked Hardy how he felt about being surrounded by women in what “was supposed to be a man’s movie”, but the British actor clarified that he didn’t. didn’t even come to mind. “Not for a minute,” Hardy said.
Howell later explained to Buzzfeed, “My question to Tom Hardy was the opposite of sexism. I commended him for his willingness to share the screen with so many strong women in a franchise and a genre more inclined to celebrate the male rather than female. However, it’s worth noting that when “Fury Road” first came out, hordes of fans took issue with it focusing on Charlize Theron’s Furiosa rather than Hardy’s titular Max.
We Hunted the Mammoth ripped a post from the notorious “manosphere,” whose inhabitants include the internet’s worst misogynists, who called on other dudes to boycott the film in order to send a message. “Fury Road” garnered 97% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, earned $374,736,354 at the worldwide box office, per Box Office Mojo, and won six out of ten possible Oscars.
Additionally, Furiosa has its own spinoff in the works, with Anya Taylor-Joy reprising the coveted role of Theron, as reported by IndieWire.