George Miller's two planned Mad Max sequels (Fury Road and Furiosa) won't be ramping for production anytime in the near-future. According to The Australian (via Movie Hole), filming has been delayed for a second time and the soonest cameras will roll won't be until early 2012.
This comes despite hundred of vehicles having been designed and built, a full cast locked down (headlined by Inception's Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron) and second-unit photography already underway. No explanation for the hold-up was given.
I can only assume financing fell through – I believe they were being independently funded with a distribution lined up with Warner Brothers. If they're not expecting to get up and rolling again until two years from now, I can't honestly expect these Mad Max films to happen at all. That's one Helluva long wait, and it's only a matter of time before people like Hardy and Theron throw in the towel.