Christopher Lloyd says He'd Love to do Another Back to the Future Movie

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 5:29PM
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 5:29PM
Christopher Lloyd says He'd Love to do Another Back to the Future Movie
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Christopher Lloyd has had a long and distinguished career, starring in numerous movies and TV shows. But the 77 year old actor is undoubtedly best known for his portrayal of the nutty professor, Doc Brown, in the Back to the Future trilogy. The bond built up between Lloyd and his co-star Michael J Fox was a huge factor in the the franchise's success. With 'Back to the Future Day' fast approaching, the actor reveals in a new interview that he would love to return as Doc Brown, but only if the rest of the Back to the Future gang were involved as well.

"I would love to do Doc again, no question," said Lloyd in an interview with THR. But while Lloyd is on board, there are a number of factors that make it unlikely we'll get a fourth movie. For a start, Robert Zemeckis remarked earlier this year that a new Back to the Future movie would happen over his dead body, and he was actually being both literal and figurative when he said that. Zemeckis and co-creator Bob Gale have a contracted final say over any Back to the Future production, so unless they give it the ok, it's not happening.

But even if Zemeckis were to have a change of heart, Lloyd acknowledged that there may be other obstacles to a fourth movie. Michael J Fox, the man we all fell in love with as Back to the Future's Marty McFly has been battling Parkinson's for many years now, and while Lloyd believes his co-star and friend would jump at the chance to do another movie, he does recognize it would have its challenges.

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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...And, of course, there has got to be a DeLorean. It was such a perfect choice for the film. It looked so speedy and futuristic.

"It's hard to replace Marty. Michael J. Fox was so wonderful in the role. He's just so great to see.He's just so warm and smart and has such courage coping with the Parkinson's. He's indomitable. He's just great to be around."
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Personally, I'm conflicted on the idea of another movie. The kid in me desperately wants to see more of Doc and Marty's wacky adventures, but the adult in me is more-logically suggesting that we should just enjoy the original trilogy for what it is and not push the limits of this brilliant franchise.

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