- Back to the Future co-creator denies possibility of fourth film
- Bob Gale clarifies his position on reboot or sequel in recent interview
- Consideration given to potential harm that could irreparably damage the franchise
In a recent interview, Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale put to rest any rumors regarding a potential fourth installment in the beloved franchise. Gale, who co-wrote and produced the original trilogy, stated that making another film or reboot could possibly harm the existing legacy of the series.
Gale candidly expressed his thoughts on the matter, saying, “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 emphasized the importance of maintaining the series’ integrity, and the potential risks in creating a new film that may not live up to fans’ expectations, stating,“Plus, I mean, Michael J. Fox is 60 years old, and he’s got Parkinson’s. Are we supposed to get on a set and pretend that he’s not disabled? How could we do that to him?”
The co-creator explained that he and fellow filmmaker Robert Zemeckis have legal control over the series and any potential future films. He noted that they have resisted offers from the beginning, despite the allure of potential profits. “It’s why we have an agreement with Amblin and Universal that there won’t be any more Back to the Future movies without our say-so,” Gale added.
In conclusion, Bob Gale made it clear that there will be no revival or reboot of the beloved Back to the Future franchise, as he believes it would not only do a disservice to the original films, but also to the actors who made them famous. Fans can continue to appreciate the iconic trilogy, knowing that it will remain untouched and preserved for future generations.