Honestly, the people of Hollywood take themselves too seriously. They also do not know when to leave things alone. That’s about the only pair of explanations for actor Christopher Lloyd, who played the beloved Doc Brown in the “Back to the Future” Trilogy, suggesting that the franchise be revived and the main theme in the plot be about climate change.
“I think somehow it needs to kind of convey a message about something that’s important to everyone, universally, like climate change. Some way of incorporating whatever fever is going on at the moment into the film and keep the feeling of one, two and three,” Lloyd said at Niagara Falls Comic Con.
“That’s a tricky, tricky deal. Because you don’t want to do another one and disappoint. So I don’t know. I’d be happy to, for myself. But we’ll see.”
One of the things that made the “Back to the Future” franchise so much fun was its lack of a social or political message. The movies were fun. They were about fantasy, not a reality that was made up by people calling themselves scientists in order to raid the American middle-class piggy banks.
As for his co-stars, Lloyd didn’t speak for them on the topic but was complimentary.
“[Michael J. Fox] was who he was, I was who I am, and there was never any awkward anything. We just knew how to be our characters with each other, and it was very comfortable,” Lloyd said. “He has a great sense of humor and intelligence.”
“His Parkinson’s, he has it, but it’s kind of, ‘So what?’ He just moves ahead. It’s very cool,” he continued. “A couple of months ago there was like a bunch of us, Back to the Future [cast], Tom Wilson and Lea Thompson … we had a panel with all of us, and Michael just goes forth and talks, breaks people up, so it’s very cool.”
Hollywood, please leave this one alone.