Could a Back to the Future remake be on the horizon? Michael J. Fox recently commented on the idea, saying he’d love to see a female Marty McFly.
Fox, 61, starred as Marty McFly in the sci-fi comedy trilogy and hopes that a female star gets to take on the role, if the franchise returns to the big screen.
“I actually had this thought that if they did the movie again, they should do it with a girl as Marty.” Fox confesses to Entertainment Tonight.
It is nearly four decades since Fox first played the role in the iconic 1985 movie. And Fox says he’s certain another Back to the Future film will be made – because the franchise “connects with people on every level”.
“There’s something about it that connects with people on every level. I just feel like it will come around again.” Fox states, also noting how impressed he is with how passionate fans are for the movies.
“What’s most amazing about ‘Back to the Future’ is that – and it has nothing to do with me – but it has this life,” Fox adds. “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.”
Will There Be a Back to the Future Remake?
In 2020, Bob Gale, who originally penned the Back to the Future script, had ruled out the possibility of a fourth film.
“We told a complete story with the trilogy,” Gale stated. “If we went back and made another one, we’d have Michael J. Fox, who will be 60 next year, and he has Parkinson’s disease. Do we want to see Marty McFly at age 60 with Parkinson’s disease? Did we want to see him at age 50 with Parkinson’s disease? I would say, ‘No, you don’t want to see that.'”
Despite the not-so-hopeful statement from Gale, Fox has nothing but love for the films, which were released between 1985 and 1990.
“I love it and I only recently have been able to embrace it in a way.” Fox also said in the interview, “Not that I rejected it before, or wasn’t proud of it, but I didn’t fully get how much people related to it, how much it meant to them.”
Never say never when it comes to sequels and remakes. Michael J. Fox’s recent comments provide fans with hope that there may be more to come with the franchise in the future.