'Back to the Future' again? Maybe not, says producer

'Back to the Future' Sequel Unlikely

A fourth movie in the "Back to the Future" series looks unlikely, one of the films' executive producers said on Monday, as fans of the time-traveling comedies gear up this week to mark the exact day that Marty McFly traveled to from 1985.

With this year marking the 30th anniversary of the first blockbuster film, some fans had hoped for a revival of the franchise at a time when others movies are getting reboots.


Christopher Lloyd, who played Dr Emmett "Doc" Brown in the trilogy, told the Hollywood Reporter last week he would reprise the role if the whole cast, including Michael J. Fox, who played McFly, and director Robert Zemeckis returned.

Fox, now 54, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991. He semi-retired from acting in 2000 as his symptoms worsened and focused his energy on research for a cure. But he has since done a few television shows.

"You have to be careful when you're doing a sequel or a 'prequel', because it's really about the story. You can't just do the same story over and over again," producer Frank Marshall told Reuters.

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'Back to the Future' again? Maybe not, says producer
Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox, circa 1985. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Actor Michael J. Fox attends the SHOWTIME And HBO VIP Pre-Fight Party for 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
Christopher Lloyd wearing concoction on his head in a scene from the film 'Back To The Future', 1985. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Lisa Loiacono and actor Christopher Lloyd attend the Virtuosos Award at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theater on February 1, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for The Santa Barbara International Film Festival)
CIRCA 1984: Lea Thompson smiles in a scene for the Universal Studios movie 'The Wild Life' circa 1984. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Actress Lea Thompson attends the 5th Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
Crispin Glover stands against a tree in a scene from the film 'River's Edge', 1986. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
US actor Crispin Glover poses during a photocall for the TV show 'Texas Rising' as part of the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival on June 15, 2015 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
American actor Thomas F. Wilson and his wife Caroline Wilson in 1990 ca. in London, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
FREAKS AND GEEKS -- 1999 -- Pictured: Thomas F. Wilson as Coach Ben Fredricks (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

"I think it's OK to have sequels, but they have to be their own movie as well ... I'm happy to see things like "Jurassic", like "Bourne". I don't think we're going to see another "Back to the Future" ... I think that one's done."

This Wednesday, Oct. 21, is being dubbed "Back to the Future Day". McFly and Doc travel there in the second film to find a world of flying cars and hovering skateboards or 'hoverboards', along with phenomena that turned out to be closer to the mark such as wearable eyeglass-screens and video calling.

Marshall, whose credits also include "Indiana Jones" films and the "Bourne" series, was speaking at an event marking the DVD release in London of the summer blockbuster "Jurassic World", to which a sequel has been confirmed for 2018.

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