Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd Wants Another Back To The Future Sequel

But thankfully not a reboot...

The idea of anyone attempting to reboot the Back To The Future franchise is about as welcome as a Die Hard prequel without Bruce Willis: it just wouldn't work, and worse, it would divert new potential fans away from the classic originals. Thankfully, it hasn't happened yet, despite the lack of a fourth in the sequel and the inevitable pound signs in studio execs' eyes. This year would have been the best chance to get away with a reboot if they were ever going to do it, thanks to October 21st being official Back To The Future II day, but that ship has sailed. But what about a continuation now? With nostalgia driving the success of Jurassic World and the announcement of the distinctly antique sounding Kong Vs Godzilla, could there be something in the idea of bringing back Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd for a fourth in the series? No matter how unlikely that might seem, Lloyd himself says he would happily reprise the role in a heartbeat. Speaking to THR, the man behind Dr Emmett Brown says he'd sign on immediately if the original crew, including Fox, director Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Lea Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson, got back together. Notice no mention of Crispin Glover.
"I would love to do Doc again, no question. It's tough to come up with an idea that contains the excitement of the original three. So it would be a real challenge for the writers to come up with an original Back to the Future story that has the same passion and intensity and excitement as the other three. But it could be done, you never know."
Is he just being playful? Maybe we're about to get one of those glorious announcements on Oct 21st that gives fans what they've wanted for years? He does seem to know that Michael J Fox would still be interested, despite his health:
"I think regardless of the Parkinson's, he'd probably jump on the role and he'd be great. I can't see doing another sequel without him. I would certainly want Bob Zemeckis directing it, Bob Gale writing it and the other principals being involved."
He's less enthused about the possibility of a reboot: "It's hard to replace Marty. Michael J. Fox was so wonderful in the role." So are you, Mr Lloyd. So are you. Meanwhile, even if there's no announcement of something new this year, the universe is seemingly celebrating the film's importance in its own way, by edging the Chicago Cubs towards the World Series;
"I didn't even remember about the Cubs until someone brought it up a few days ago. Maybe it'll happen. We'll see. They got to get there first."
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