LOS ANGELES, California –
October 21, 2015 is being celebrated as Back to the Future Day, as it marks the time in the second film where Marty and Doc travel to ‘the future’ to save Marty’s children. The day is being marked with celebration from fans all over the world, with many companies getting in on the fun. Lyft is offering rides in DeLorean cars, Pepsi released the Pepsi Perfect product seen in the film, and more.
For years, though super-fans of the Back to the Future films have hoped and prayed for the continuing adventures of Marty and Doc as they travel through time. October 21st seems to be the right day for the announcement, as Universal Studios, the company behind the film, released a statement acknowledging that they had begun pre-production on a fourth Back to the Future film.
“Back to the Future is one of the most beloved series of all time,” said Universal Studios president Biff Tannen. “Although Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are not able to star in the upcoming film, we have decided to move on with the series, and create a new story based on these characters and adventures.”
Tannen says that the film will not be a remake, but a direct sequel, although they will not be casting new actors to play the original parts, either.
“We want to continue the story in a way that feels organic. Marty and Doc both have children by now, and the logical step seems to be to pair these kids up for a time-traveling adventure,” said Tannen. “In the new film, we are leaning towards them traveling through time in a refrigerator. There will still be hoverboards, and there will still be a DeLorean and Einstein the dog. Doc and Marty will make appearances, I’m sure.”
The film is set to go into production in July of 2018 with a scheduled release date of October 21, 2020.