About why Max had to leave the Citadel
It’s probably because I am not a shipper in any fandom, but I was ok ever since with Max continuing his journey after Fury Road and not staying at the Citadel. Brendan McCarthy would disagree, and you are free to disagree, too. (Much love to you shippers <3 This is not about critiquing you!)
This is a post about why “Max didn’t deserve yet to stay”, paraphrasing George Miller from the amazing stage interview he gave along with McCarthy and Nico Lathouris.