Max movies always came across better as modern allegories or mythical stories. Possibly about the same person, possibly similar people, possibly unrelated. No way to know after much retelling.
Or keep doing what Fury Road did: tell a story set in the Mad Max world. Who cares when it takes place? Just make the best possible film as you can.
This. Absolutely this.:thumbsup
Coincidentally, I felt this way with the Legend of Zelda games and even more so after Nintendo released that compendium retcon-ing the entire series. The fact that the familiar story is told time and time again, changing with those who are telling the story, and sometimes slightly altered to suit the time it's told in; that's what makes it legend!