Christopher Lloyd Joins Back to the Future Movie and Stage Stars at London Show

Back to the Future is still regarded as one of the best time-travel movies ever, and almost 40 years after its release the movie and its sequel continue to be popular and a constant source of quotes and memes. Recently the movie has even become a hit musical in London’s West End, and the production is heading to Broadway in 2023. Recently Christopher Lloyd and some of the movie’s cast joined the stars of the stage show to support the new direction for the franchise.

Christopher Lloyd, along with Michael J. Fox, was an integral part of the success of Back to The Future. Playing the role of Doc Brown in all three movies, and reprising the role in a number of commercials since, Lloyd has always been close to his much-loved character and that has been seen again with this latest reunion. While Fox was not in attendance other stars who did make an appearance were Claudia Wells, Frances Lee McCain and Donald Fullilove who played Jennifer Parker, Stella Baines and Goldie Wilson respectively. They were also joined by original screenwriter Bob Gale as can be seen in the photos shared by The Daily Mail. The moment was also captured in the theater and shared on Twitter.

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The Back to the Future trilogy came to an end in 1990 with a Wild West set final that delivered everything that fans wanted and brought the series to a close. Since then, there has been an animated series based on the characters, theme park rides, video games, and the films have gone on to inspire adult animation series Rick and Morty and many other movies and shows over the decades.

Back to The Future Could Have Had A Different Lead Star

Many movies rely on the chemistry of their lead stars to succeed, and the story of Back to The Future could have been much different if the original casting of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly had gone ahead. Of course at the time, the change from Stoltz to Michael J. Fox, who was always Bob Gale and Robert Zemekis’ first choice for the part, wasn’t something that Christopher Lloyd saw as a good thing. Recently the actor admitted:

“There was another actor and Michael came in after we shot for six weeks. They just decided that they needed somebody with a comic flair, and Stoltz is a wonderful actor, I had no idea that change was coming. One night, we were shooting the mall, beginning sequence. We were all asked to come to one of the trailers at one-o’-clock in the morning and [producer Steven] Spielberg was there and made the announcement of the change. My biggest fear was that, because I was really working to get Doc right, that was the start. I thought, ‘I don’t know if I could get it up to do that again.’ I was worried about it, but it all worked out.”

As it turned out, that change was something that didn’t need a time machine, but it certainly managed to change the future of the franchise for the better. The rest as they say, is history.