Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy reportedly mad for 'Mad Max 4'; Mel Gibson, not so much

tomhardy_charlizetheron_290.jpgA "Mad Max" movie without Mel Gibson? Don't worry, it's not the end of the world.

George Miller, writer and director of "Mad Max" and "The Road Warrior," wants Charlize Theron on board for his next post-apocalyptic installment of the series, with "RocknRolla's" Tom Hardy in the role as ex-cop "Mad" Max Rockatansky, sources tell E! Online.

Gibson, Miller says, is too old to play the role. Ouch.

No word on what role Theron would play, or whether the fourth chapter in the series would be a reboot or a sequel to "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."

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