The director of the Back To The Future franchise has crushed hopes for a fourth movie in the series.
The original Back To The Future movie was released in 1985 and followed Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he was transported from the ’80s back to the ’50s in a modified DeLorean. A sequel arrived in 1989, with Back To The Future 3 being released a year later.
Speaking to Bad Taste, Robert Zemeckis said of the possibility of making another movie in the franchise: “There will never ever be, in the most absolute way, a Back To The Future 4. There will be no more Back To The Future.”
The director’s feelings on a new movie make actor Christopher Lloyd’s comments about reprising his role as Doc Brown moot. In a recent interview with Phoenix New Times, Lloyd said if Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale came “up with something that really is as good as the originals” then “it could happen.”
Lloyd previously said a new Back To The Future movie would have to deal with “something momentous and current”, like ISIS or climate change.
Meanwhile, last month a hoax post on social media that claimed Michael J. Fox had confirmed Back To The Future 4 had secretly been filmed last summer tricked fans. “We thought about it for many years and we sarted shooting it last summer,” the fake post read. “I’ll reveal the release date in a few days.”