88 miles an hour!! Don’t get too excited guys but those of us who simply adore Back
There has been talk of a fourth film ever since the final moments of 1990’s Back to the Future: Part III but since then, the trilogy of films have stayed as just that. But this week, we may have had our first small step towards getting a new film. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, star Christopher Lloyd spoke about the series of the films and how he would react should he be presented with the idea of a Part IV. The actor said:
“I would love to do Doc again, no question… It’s tough to come up with an idea that contains the excitement of the original three.”
“So it would be a real challenge for the writers to come up with an original Back to the Future story that has the same passion and intensity and excitement as the other three. But it could be done, you never know.”
One of the biggest sticking points for the film would revolve around the involvement of co-star Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease since 1991. But Lloyd said he’s sure Fox wouldn’t turn down the chance to play Marty McFly one more time, continuing:
“He’s just so warm and smart and has such courage coping with the Parkinson’s. He’s indomitable. He’s just great to be around.
“I think regardless of the Parkinson’s, he’d probably jump on the role and he’d be great I can’t see doing another sequel without him.
“I would certainly want Bob Zemeckis directing it, Bob Gale writing it and the other principals being involved.”
The original film was released in 1985 and was the highest grossing film of the year taking in over $381million worldwide. Two sequels followed and were shot back to back and while they didn’t quite set the box office alight like the first film, they still earned $332million and $244.5million respectively.