Furiosa's Mad Max cameo isn't played by Tom Hardy

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga has driven into cinemas and the prequel movie features a cameo from Mad Max himself.

This isn't a spoiler as George Miller confirmed that Max would be making an appearance in Furiosa. He's not integral to the plot though as the movie focuses on how Furiosa became the Furiosa we saw in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Max Rockatansky is spotted after a particularly traumatic moment for Furiosa (Anya Taylor-Joy) as she sacrifices her arm to escape from Dementus (Chris Hemsworth). Max is seen looking over the Wasteland as Furiosa stumbles on her way back to the Citadel.

We never see Max's face, so you might be wondering whether Tom Hardy returned for the cameo. We're sorry to say that it's not Hardy we see in Furiosa.

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Warner Bros.

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Instead, Max is played by Hardy's Fury Road stunt double Jacob Tomuri.

"It was Jacob Tomuri, who was Tom Hardy's double. He also did some other stunts. He's a New Zealand stuntman, and he was doing some other stunts on the film, and I thought, 'Who better?'" Miller told ScreenRant.

Miller previously explained why the cameo happens in the prequel: "In doing what we did in the preparation of Mad Max: Fury Road, we also wrote what happened to Max in the year before we encounter him in [that film].

"And as we get towards the end of this movie, the chronology... Basically, we had to see that Mad Max was lurking around somewhere because we do know what happened."

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga also features Tom Burke as Praetorian Jack, alongside the likes of Lachy Hulme, Angus Sampson, Nathan Jones, Charlee Fraser and Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky in a dual role.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is out now in cinemas.

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