In the 'Mad Max' world
He had seen Hardy as the ferocious tough guy Bronson in the movie of the same name and also as the chemically-enhanced muscleman Bane in Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and he saw a connection between the 37-year-old Hardy and Gibson.
'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was A Special Challenge For Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy has made a name for himself with films like 'Inception', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Warrior' and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', but nothing quite prepared him for the full-on challenge of taking over as Mad Max. Tom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson ...