Robert Zemeckis has written and also directed the three movies of the Back to the Future series, that had ended with 1990’s Back to the Future Part III. A poll that had been conducted this year had showed that, given the choice between many film franchises, the fans would be super excited to see an all-new chapter in this time-travelling franchise. Zemeckis is now ruling out this possibility.
When he had been asked by Yahoo! if the stance against a 4thn movie is the same, Zemeckis had admitted, “Oh god yes.”
The results of this poll had ignited a lot of backlash at the notion of a reboot which comes from a failure to understand the question that is being asked. In the study, the participants had been given a choice between many famous franchises, and they had to assign a value to which franchise should get an all-new instalment of. While hen competing against things like the Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and MCU, the fans had been more interested to see a new Back to the Future movie.
“I think what the poll is saying… they asked a specific question, so I guess they felt it was important to spend money to poll the world and ask this question, but don’t you think we could all have just given them the same answer?” Zemeckis had said.
“It confirms what we all know, but what I think the fans are really saying is that we really like this movie and if it were possible I’d like more of it. But they understand that it can’t be done.”
“Basically, I think America is saying, ‘Come on they’ve wrecked every other franchise with bad sequels, why not this one?'” Wilson had joked.
“‘C’mon, we would watch it until it sucks.'”
In an interview, Zemeckis had admitted that it would be decades before there will be talks of reviving this property:
“That can’t happen until both [franchise creator] Bob [Gale] and I are dead,” the filmmaker said.
“And then I’m sure they’ll do it unless there’s a way our estates can stop it.”