Michael J. Fox Reveals Interesting Idea For ‘Back To The Future’ Reboot

Whereas possibilities of Michael J. Fox returning as Marty McFly in a fourth “Back to the Future” installment aren’t possible, the previous actor has an excellent concept for a reboot.

“I actually had this thought that if they did the movie again, they should do it with a girl as Marty,” Fox advised Leisure Tonight time Tuesday, including concerning the franchise that “there’s something about it that connects with people on every level. I just feel like it will come around again.”

It wouldn’t be the primary time a girl took the reins of a beloved Nineteen Eighties franchise, as 2016’s “Ghostbusters” reboot starred Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones within the leads. In 2018, Sandra Bullock led the all-female “Ocean’s 8” sequel.

Bob Gale, who co-wrote “Back to the Future” with director Robert Zemeckis, stated a sequel with out Fox can be like a steak dinner with out the meat, per The Telegraph. Zemeckis, in the meantime, voiced comparable ideas a few potential remake in 2015.

“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing movie of 1985 and spawned two sequels.

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“Ugh, God no,” Zemeckis advised The Telegraph. “That can’t happen until both Bob and I are dead. And then I’m sure they’ll do it unless there’s a way our estates can stop it. I mean, to me, that’s outrageous. Especially since it’s a good movie.”

Zemeckis likened the thought to remaking “Citizen Kane” and described it as “insanity.” He advised The Telegraph that his and Gale’s contracts with Common Photos and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Leisure ensured no “Future” movies may very well be made in the event that they have been alive.

“Back to the Future” was a box-office smash in 1985 and the highest-grossing movie of the 12 months, in response to Display screen Rant. Every sequel introduced Fox again as McFly however acquired much less important acclaim than the movie earlier than. In 1991, Fox was recognized with Parkinson’s illness at 29 years previous. He ultimately retired from appearing.

In 2020, Tom Holland advised BBC Radio 1 that he had been approached to star in a remake however beloved the unique movie a lot he didn’t pursue the undertaking. In the end, a feminine time-traveling lead remains to be doable — however solely in a future with out Zemeckis and Gale.

“What’s most amazing about ‘Back to the Future’ is that… it has this life,” Fox advised ET. “People don’t just like it and remember it, they celebrate it and embrace it and get my face tattooed on their leg, and I mean, it’s crazy but in a good way.”