Michael J. Fox has discussed the possibility of a fourth instalment in the Back To The Future series at Fan Expo Boston.
Reuniting with his Back To The Future II co-stars Thomas Wilson (Biff Tannen), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine McFly) at the expo, the possibility of a fourth installment came up during a Q&A session with the stars.
‘Basically, I think America is saying, ‘Come on they’ve wrecked every other franchise with bad sequels, why not this one?’ C’mon, we would watch it until it sucks,” said Wilson. However, hopes were dashed when Fox revealed that series co-creator Bob Gale is the “gatekeeper of the franchise”, implying that another instalment in the series perhaps not to be.
Last month, director Robert Zemekis also dashed hopes of a sequal, stating: “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.”