We've had lots of Mad Max news over the past few weeks: Tom Hardy taking on the lead role, the rumor that they'd shoot not one, but two films back to back, and rumblings of making it 3D have all gotten play lately. Now comes another story, this one not nearly as exciting as the ones that came before it.

The Australian is reporting that the next Mad Max film has been delayed. Originally slated to start filming in Australia this November, Fury Road has now been pushed back to February of 2011. No official reason was given for the delay, but speculation is that it was inevitable once they decided to shoot two films in succession -- this move has apparently created some scripting and casting issues that need to be resolved before things can move forward.