Donal Gibson, brother to the man who portrayed Mad Max in the three original films, will not voice the post-apocalyptic hero.
Gibson and his pal, Urban Legend director Jamie Blanks, got in touch with Ausgamers to say they wouldn’t be involved in the project, and to thank fans for their support.
Although the supplied quotes are not clear, the article implies casting was complete before Gibson’s name was put forward.
Avalanche Studios did say it would get an Australian onboard, which is certainly an improvement on the generic American voice actor herd at the open-world game’s E3 2013 debut.
Mad Max is expected in April 2014, on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.