Tom Holland says 'Back To The Future' remake talks have actually happened

Gregory WakemanContributor
Yahoo Movies UK
Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr in Back To The Future
Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr in Back To The Future

Tom Holland has revealed that talks have been held about a Back To The Future remake. 

The 23-year-old made this shocking revelation after he was asked by BBC’s Ali Plumb about the recent viral deep fake video that saw his and Robert Downey Jr’s faces super-imposed into a scene from Back To The Future, with Holland playing Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly and his Marvel co-star taking on Christoper Lloyd’s Dr Emmett Brown. 

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“I’d be lying if I said there hadn’t been conversations in the past about doing some sort of remake,” admitted Holland, who then quickly explained why any potential remake would be close to impossible to make. “But that film is the most perfect film - or one of the most perfect films, one that could never be made better.”

However, Holland is clearly interested in playing McFly in some capacity, as he added, “That said, if [Robert Downey Jr.] and I could just shoot that one scene that they remade for fun - he could pay for it cause he’s got loads of money - I would do it for my fee and we could remake that scene.” 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland attend the "Dolittle" special screening at Cineworld Leicester Square on January 25, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland attend the "Dolittle" special screening at Cineworld Leicester Square on January 25, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

“I think we owe it to deep fake because they did such a good job. … I think I’m gonna speak to Robert and see if we can try to recreate something for deep fake.”

Holland’s comments are very much at odds with Back To The Future writer Bob Gale’s recent remarks about a potential remake, as the 68-year-old immediately dismissed this idea by empathically declaring, “You know, you don't sell your kids into prostitution.”

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Gale also told the BBC, "We learn from the fact that so many studios have gone back to the well on some of their franchise properties too many times, and the audiences are disappointed and say: 'Oh my God, they ruined my childhood.' We don't want to ruin anybody's childhood.”

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