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Michael J. Fox thinks it would be a bad idea if Back to the Future got rebooted
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Michael J. Fox thinks it would be a bad idea if Back to the Future got rebooted

He feels we should leave the DeLorean where it is.

The Back to the Future trilogy is one of the most beloved in all of cinema.

The original film was an absolute groundbreaker as audiences around the world lapped up the zany duo of Marty (Michael J. Fox) and Doc (Christopher Lloyd) as they went back in time in their souped up DeLorean.

We got taken on three whacky adventures over the course of the trilogy and it ended in the perfect, semi-open ended way.

However, Hollywood is known for reviving cinematic legends and it wouldn't be surprising if there was a reboot of the franchise.

Technology has advanced so much since the late '80s and we're also further than the plot in Back to the Future II when they went to the year 2015; so a reboot could look really interesting.

But if you ask Michael J. Fox, he reckons it should be left as it is.

“I don’t think it needs to be,” Fox said to Variety.

“I think Bob [Zemeckis] and Bob [Gale] have been really smart about that.

"I don’t think it needs rebooting because are you going to clarify something? You’re going to find a better way to tell the story? I doubt it.”

But if Hollywood did decide to jump back in the DeLorean, Fox says he wouldn't stand in the way.

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He says he's been paid for his time as Marty McFly so he doesn't mind if someone else takes up the role.

When asked if he would have signed up to a fourth Back to the Future film, Fox said he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time and wouldn't have wanted to put stress on his body.

Interestingly, it seems like Fox's co-star would be more open to returning as Doc.

Lloyd also told Variety: "I would love to do a sequel, but I think Bob Zemeckis and [producer Steven] Spielberg felt that they told the story in the three episodes.

"But if somebody has a brilliant idea that would justify a fourth film it might happen.”

Lloyd said there was a certain 'ease' to working with Fox and they had incredible chemistry, which definitely flowed through on screen.

"There was never any conflict," he said. It just fit. And it’s never stopped.

"I feel like we could go and do it again after all these years and not have to think about the relationship between Marty and Doc.”

Topics: Film and TV, Michael J Fox