Great scott, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are back together again! Famously, both actors appeared as teenage time traveler Marty McFly and his scientist mentor Doc Brown in the legendary 1985 movie Back to the Future. The pair would return in the sequel Back to the Future Part II in 1989 followed by the third and final installment of the trilogy, Back to the Future Part III, in 1990.
More than three decades after co-starring in the final installment of the series, Marty and Doc have reunited once again. Both Fox, 60, and Christopher Lloyd, 82, are present at the fan convention Awesome Con in Washington, and photos of the iconic actors together are spreading throughout social media like wildfire. Because people love both Fox and Lloyd along with the Back to the Future movies immensely, the photos are making thousands of people all across the world pretty happy to see.
While there are no plans to ever make another Back to the Future movie, Fox and Lloyd have reunited for various anniversary celebrations and other special events. One of the most notable times came in 2015 when the two actors appeared in character on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original movie. During the 10-minute exchange, Fox and Lloyd stay in character as Marty and Doc with the two pretending that they just arrived in 2015 from an alternate timeline.
We might be living in the age of reboots and legacy sequels, but don't hold your breath on seeing Back to the Future 4. Co-writer and director Robert Zemeckis, who has final say on if another movie with that title can be developed, has long been adamant that he won't allow any remakes or reboots. This is something that most fans can agree with as it's too difficult to imagine any new take on the story coming close to matching the original.
"You know, you don't sell your kids into prostitution. It was the wrong thing to do. We put 'The End' at the end of part three," co-writer Bob Gale previously told the BBC to promote the musical adaptation. "We learn from the fact that so many studios have gone back to the well on some of their franchise properties too many times, and the audiences are disappointed and say: 'Oh my God, they ruined my childhood.' We don't want to ruin anybody's childhood, and doing a musical was the perfect way to give the public more Back to the Future without messing up what has gone before."
On another occasion, Gale told Yahoo! Movies: "I can't imagine anybody wants to see a Back to the Future movie that doesn't have Michael J. Fox."
Perhaps the closest thing we'll ever get to Back to the Future 4 is the official video game released by Telltale Games in 2010. The events of the game pick up after the third movie with Christopher Lloyd providing the voice of Doc Brown. While Fox doesn't voice Marty, he makes a special voice cameo as Marty's forefather William McFly.
These kinds of special reunions with the actors also give fans more chances to see the stars together. For Back to the Future fans, it's always wonderful to see Brown and Fox together. The fans getting the opportunity to meet them at DC's Awesome Con are especially lucky. You can find out more about the event at the official website for Awesome Con.