Remakes are a common practice in Hollywood’s current system, with known brands playing significant value in a film’s financial success. With that being said, some classics are deemed to iconic for them to be remade. We’ll never see a remake of the original Star Wars or an old-school epic like Gone in the Wind, but studios are stretching the limits of what properties can be remade. One project that has been constantly rumored as a possible remake is Back to the Future, with several screenwriters and actors having ideas of modernizing the beloved science fiction classic.
One of those talents is Spider-Man star Tom Holland, who continues his ascension as one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars. While promoting his upcoming project Onward, Holland spoke to BBC Radio 1 about conversations that have occurred surrounding him and a possible Back to the Future remake.
“I’d be lying if I said there hadn’t been conversations in the past about doing some sort of remake. But that film is the most perfect film, or one of the most perfect films, one that could never be made better.”
Alongside these rumors, fans have recently been speculating a possible remake with their own fan content, including a poster made by ApexForm that features Holland as Martie McFly and Robert Downey Jr. as Doc Brown. Take a look:
The idea of Holland and Downey Jr. sharing the screen again in two iconic roles has a lot of promise, but in reality, I would say a possible remake is a longshot. Director Robert Zemeckis still owns the rights to his project, meaning he can block any potential remake as he’s done in the past. Perhaps there will come a time in which Back to the Future will see the big screen again, but fans are likely going to have to wait a little longer.
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