What the fuck is wrong with the Internets? I know it’s a slow week for movie news – it’ll be slow until the new year – but that’s no excuse for a bunch of sites to start running fake news.
The item in question says that Michael J Fox told Moviehole that he is in talks for a fourth Back to the Future film. The thing about this news item is that it’s based on an interview Moviehole did with Fox in OCTOBER, and he never says he’s doing a fourth film or that anyone is even talking about it. The exact exchange is as follows:
Q: Was there ever talk of a fourth film?
A: I think by the time we finished two and three we were all so damn tired and then Bob went on to do Forest Gump and I went on to do some television work and some other things, you know, I started my own show, Spin City. And now the only way it would work would be if I played Doc, I’m 44 years old now and I’m not interested in running around on skateboards! I think after 1,2 and 3 we all kind of felt we had done it. And I think if now they did it again they would do it with a younger cast and just do a different realisation of it, which would be fun and I’m happy to watch it.
Any reasonable person reading that would understand that there is no fourth film happening.
Read the whole, excellent interview here.
By the way, this has inspired me to rewatch these great films, so something good came from it.