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Bob Gale has the PERFECT answer for why Back To The Future has never had a fourth movie or reboot

February 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

In a new interview about the upcoming Back to the Future musical, the men behind the original iconic trilogy reveal why we will never see a fourth instalment or – shudder – a reboot.

In a recent survey, it was revealed that many moviegoers would go to a new Back to the Future movie ahead of Star Wars or Harry Potter, yet co-writer Bob Gale and director Robert Zemeckis have held off from more sequels and reboots… and seemingly always will.

“Lots of people were clamouring, ‘Why don’t you guys do Back to the Future part 4? Why don’t you do a reboot of Back to the Future?'” Gale says.

He goes on to say that, despite the money it would undoubtedly make, they have no interest… and he gives the best reason I’ve ever heard: “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.”

He goes on to point out that sadly, the original stars are too old now and also health would be an issue: “Plus Michael J Fox isn’t in the shape to do a movie, and nobody wants to see Marty McFly having Parkinson’s disease, and nobody wants to see another actor playing Marty McFly if it’s supposed to be a continuation.”

Taking in to the scenario Star Wars, he goes on: “We’ve already seen the Star Wars movies and Luke Skywalker is an old man. That can be a little bit painful, right?”

“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.

I have maximum respect for Gale’s outlook on this franchise and as much as I’m a sucker for a good revisit of my childhood, I really think the Back To The Future trilogy is perfect as is and I’m happy with the trilogy (and animated series) we have.

Is it just me? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

What happens when original Doctor Emmett Brown, Christopher Lloyd meets Back To The Future’s Roger Bart? It’s 1.21 Gigawatts of entertainment…

Back to the Future the Musical arrives THIS Feb at the Manchester Opera House. The 1985 movie and pop culture phenomenon that’s now more loved than ever is transported to the stage by the film’s original creative team of Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis.

The combined eight-time Grammy Award-winning pairing of Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard will send you on an electrifying ride through time with an all-new score alongside the movie’s iconic hits, including The Power of Love, Johnny B Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time. Back to the Future the Musical is directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando alongside a Tony and Olivier Award-winning design team including Tim Hatley (set and costumes), Hugh Vanstone and Tim Lutkin (lighting), Finn Ross (video design – previous credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Chris Bailey (choreography).

Set your destination to the Manchester Opera House, Feb 20th and make a date with history – your future depends on it.

The musical plays from February 20 until May 17 – here’s the trailer:

Source: BBC

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….