Marty McFly and Doc Brown are in motion again! michael j fox and christopher lloyd reunited at New York Comedians Con Sunday for an official Again to the Future reunion, where they recount their iconic roles within the beloved film trilogy. Image source BY Google
The panel accompanied the actors on how Fox was referred to replace Eric Stoltz, who was initially solid as Marty McFly, a little more than a month after filming began. Lloyd said he remembers the announcement because it came after a sequence of nightly shootings dedicated to the time Doc Brown cracked the code for time travel
play Marty, and tomorrow, we would be taking pictures with Michael. Will start.” I looked like I had barely made it [the first] six weeks and now I have to do it all over again?
Fox, 61, who was filming Domestic Ties at the time, was apprehensive about signing, on the condition that her mother was involved that she would try to stretch herself between shooting a TV show and a specific movie. In the end though, Fox decided to make what was expected to be the career-defining film for both him and Lloyd.
Fox was engaged in the film and referred to Lloyd in particular as “an adventure”, including that any time he bought the prospect of working with the Taxi actor, it was a “good day”.
“I just needed to react,” Fox said, referring to her co-star’s efficiency. “Just take it in and let it wash over me. I believed it was incredible. That was the whole level: be with Chris and live with Chris or not, and luxuriate in it… It was a thrill. Every time I bought a chance to work with him, I knew it could be a great day.”
Video of the pair’s reunion was shared on social media, along with images taken of the occasion, with Fox stepping onto the stage ahead of Lloyd, who was then joined by her former co-star. The candy second was greeted with applause from the audience who saw the dynamic duo embracing.
The reunion comes in the form of a stage musical based primarily on the unique film which is currently playing in London, with plans to hit Broadway next year. After praising the challenge, Fox, who has been battling Parkinson’s disease for a long time, shared with viewers why it was so important to them to show up to someone special in NYCC.
“You guys have given me your whole life,” Fox declared, before being given the possibility that he would not change his analysis. Parkinson’s is a gift. I’ve told people it’s a show that they often say, ‘You’re crazy.’ I say, ‘Sure, but it’s a gift that keeps on taking.’ But it’s definitely a gift and I wouldn’t substitute it for anything… It’s not about what I have, it’s given to me.”
Before finishing the panel, the pair was asked to take the pearls of wisdom to the audience. In true Doc Brown style, Lloyd delivered a line from his personal from Again to the Future Half III, telling the audience, “Your future is what you make of it, so make an excellent one!” For his half, Fox shared a quote from his favorite film, Stanley Kubrick’s Physician Strangelove: “You can’t struggle right here, it’s the conflict room,” telling the gang that no matter how complicated the issues are. Just “suck” in your breath, go ahead, and move on.”