A recent poll from THR and Morning Consult about franchises that moviegoers would love to see more of revealed a pretty shocking result: the moviegoers surveyed overwhelmingly wanted to see a new installment of the Back to the Future franchise.
Nothing official has been set for Back to the Future to get another chapter, despite rumor to the contrary popping up every few years or so. Now these latest talks about dipping into the well of Back to the Future has caused fans online to freak out about any notion of a reboot, remake, or direct sequel:
Not in this (West)World
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Nooooooo. NO. NO. NO. FUCK. NO. NO. AHHHHHH. NOOOOOOOO. PLEASE! No. No. No. No. No. No. I quit. No. No. No. *rips face off* No. No. No. No. No. No. No. I can keep going. No. No. No. We will march. No. No. AHHHHHH. No faith left in humanity. No. No https://t.co/3LRkKAl91S— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) November 22, 2018
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood is very much against the idea.prevnext
The One Yes
so apparently im the only one whod be excited about a back to the future reboot...— jonah (@boobks) November 23, 2018
This person was brave enough to reveal that he is on the island of people who think this is a good idea.prevnext
A Real Hero
Its gonna be ok. We’ll send help.— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) November 23, 2018
Wood isn't going to let that man die alone on his island.
...But maybe she should?prevnext
Futility At Its Finest
Hard pass. The first movie cannot be improved. https://t.co/9zxXiHh3Ox— Dan Saffer (@odannyboy) November 23, 2018
This man is correct: Back to the Future may be improvement-proof. Except for that third one...prevnext
Seriously though, Jesus Christ. It's perfect and (here's the magic of cinema) you can STILL WATCH IT ANY TIME YOU LIKE! WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE?! https://t.co/oROOGHkZar— Sean Biggerstaff (@Seanchuckle) November 22, 2018
Back to the Future has never lost its relevance, not ever. Still routinely watched and passed down to new generations of moviegoers like good American sci-fi folklore. What's there to reboot?prevnext
MAKE GOOD DECISIONS
-looks at Hollywood Execs-— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) November 22, 2018
Ah ah! Sit! Stay... don’t you DARE. https://t.co/NPWyCbiFcp
We all need to keep a collective eye on these Hollywood execs. Stop this abomination before it can happen!prevnext
WE ARE ALREADY LIVING IN THE BIFF-I-VERSE.— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) November 22, 2018
This hits too close to home. Too soon.prevnext
You Will Not Replace It
NEVER. NOT IN A MILLION YEARS. NOT EVEN AFTER ACTUAL TIME TRAVEL EXISTS. THIS IS THE ONLY PERFECT THING LEFT IN THE WORLD. https://t.co/VkVzHnZQxY— Tanner Thomason (@TannerThomason) November 22, 2018
This is how long fans are willing to hold the line on this.
Lucky for us all, the film trilogy's director, Robert Zemeckis, has routinely shot down the notion of any kind of continuation of the franchise. Zemeckis even recently said in an interview that it would take his death for the franchise to be tampered with:
"Oh, God no. That can't happen until both Bob and I are dead. And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it."7comments
Let's keep that man alive as long as possible, yes?
Would you be open to any kind of continuation of Back to the Future? If so, how would you like to see it happen? Let us know in the comments!prev