LOS ANGELES, May 16- In recent years, there has been a frenzy in Hollywood to revive past successful franchises. If the results have shown anything, it’s that when the work is done with love, the reception can be very positive (Planet of the Apes). But when economic interest comes first, tragedy is bound to happen (Mummy or Keepers of the Bay, are some unscrupulous examples). The case for Back to the Future is even more complicated, as the franchise is still loved more than three decades after its launch, and a reboot may not be necessary, or at least as its protagonist Michael J. Fox sees it. .
During an interview for Variety, where he talked about the ups and downs in his professional and personal life, the iconic Marty McFly interpreter addressed the million dollar question: should there be a Back to the Future reboot? How can this be possible? This was his befitting reply:
“I’m not a fan. Do whatever you want. It’s your movie. They’ve already paid me. But I don’t think it should be done. I think Robert [Zemeckis, director y guionista] y bob [Gale, guionista] They’ve been very smart about it. I don’t think a reboot is needed, because… are you going to do that to clear something up? Will they find a better way to tell the story? I doubt it”.
Interestingly, other statements of the actor had caught the attention of the network a few months ago. At the time, Michael J. Fox commented that a Back to the Future reboot might be possible, but with one major change: Marty McFly would have to be a girl. As has happened with other gender-swapping characters, fans of the iconic saga rejected the idea. On the other hand, the actor was also asked about what happened after the premiere of Back to the Future III. To no one’s surprise, it seems there was some interest in making a fourth film. What stopped the plans?
I’m sure someone has thought of this [hacer otra película], But, at the time, I was in the early stages of Parkinson’s, so I don’t know that I would have preferred to assume that. Right after the third party did well, it could have been talked about, but I never got involved.”
If we really look at it, rebooting Back to the Future would be a monumental task. The way he plays with science fiction, the chemistry of his leads, his visual effects and his connect with the audience are classics. Mimicking these elements will not be easy for much of the technology that currently exists. And if we add to this that the story and its stars are being loved by the masses, then any reboot idea would be better left in a drawer.