Most Read

TV & Movies

Michael J. Fox Reveals How He Really Feels About A 'Back To The Future' Reboot

While he's not thrilled at the prospect of a potential reboot of the classic movie series, Fox also knows that's part of the business.

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in 'Back to the Future'
FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images

When it comes to a possible reboot of Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox doesn't have a problem... but he doesn't think it should happen, either.

For a recent cover story for Variety, Fox explained:

"I'm not a fanatical."
"Do what you want. It's your movie."
"I got paid already."

He added he doesn't think the film's director and writer Robert Zemeckis or co-writer Bob Gale would be on board, either.

"I think Bob and Bob 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."

Fox also revealed it was possible there was Hollywood buzz about continuing the story at one point.

"I'm sure somebody thought about it."
"But I was in the early stages of Parkinson's at that point, so I don't know that I would have wanted to take that on."
"Right after 'Part Three' had done well, there might have been conversations about it, but I never got involved in them."

People on social media agreed with Marty McFly on the matter—don't mess with perfection.

Fellow Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd acknowledged Fox's position on a reboot, but also wouldn't mind another run as Doc Brown.

"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."

While you likely won't catch Fox in any new BttF films, you can see him in his documentary Still, in which he discusses everything from the beginning of his career, launch to fame and living with Parkinson's.

Still is available on Apple TV+.