“Back to the Future” star Michael J. Fox says that he would not be offended if Hollywood decided to reboot the “Back to the Future” franchise without his involvement.
While speaking to Variety about his upcoming documentary “Still,” but took some time to dress the possibility of a “Back to the Future” return. Here is what Fox had to say about the possibility of a reboot:
“I’m not fanatical. Do what you want. It’s your movie. I got paid already.”
“I don’t think it needs to be. I think Bob and Bob have been really smart about that. I don’t think it needs rebooting because are you going to clarify something? You’re going to find a better way to tell the story? I doubt it.”
Fox also noted that while some in Hollywood may have considered asking him to return for a role in a potential reboot, his battle with Parkinson’s Disease would not allow it:
“I’m sure somebody thought about it. But I was in the early stages of Parkinson’s at that point, so I don’t know that I would have wanted to take that on. Right after ‘Part Three’ had done well, there might have been conversations about it, but I never got involved in them.”
According to The American Tribune, that battle with Parkinson’s is taking its toll on Fox, who is resigned to the reality that it may win the battle sooner than later:
Actor Michael J. Fox, known best for his lead in the Back to the Future trilogy as well as his decades-long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, candidly opened up about the reality of the affliction’s progression. Fox made the comments while appearing on CBS Sunday Morning.
“[Parkinson’s] banging on the door… I’m not going to lie, it’s getting hard. It’s getting harder. It’s getting tougher. Every day it’s tougher … that’s the way it is. I mean, you know, who do I see about that?” Fox said honestly, as recorded by Fox News.
As he continued, he said he doubted he would reach 80. Still, though, the actor-turned-spokesperson remains just 61 years old, remarkably young considering how long he has been in the public spotlight and even more amazing considering how long he has battled the wretched disease.
Fox also spoke about the daily struggle with his affliction in an interview with Variety, saying:
“I’m still happy to join the day and be a part of things. I just enjoy the little math problems of existence. I love waking up and figuring that stuff out and at the same time being with my family. My problem is I fall down. I trip over things and fall down and break things. And that’s part of having this. But I hope that, and I feel that, I won’t break as many bones tomorrow. So that’s being optimistic.”
Fox’s documentary “Still” is the story of the actor’s battle with Parkinson’s disease. It has received an 8.3/10-star rating on IMDB since its release on May 12.
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