Many who’ve watched the Deepfake Back to the Future video starring Tom Holland and his MCU co-star Robert Downey Jr. as Marty McFly and Doc Brown might have been left wanting for a remake starring the two.
As it turns out, it seems that such a possibility is already being explored as Tom Holland, while promoting the release of his newest movie Onward, has revealed that conversations to remake the iconic ‘80s movie have indeed come up in the past.
“I’d be lying if I said there hadn’t been conversations in the past about doing some sort of remake,” said Holland. “But that film is the most perfect film, or one of the most perfect films, one that could never be made better.”
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. I think we owe it to Deepfake 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.”
From the looks of it, it seems Holland isn’t quite interested in taking part in either a Back to the Future reboot or remake, stating how the original remains one of the most perfect films, and could never be made better.
For now, it seems the closest we will get to a Back to the Future remake with Holland and Downey Jr. is a proper remake of the scene from the Deepfake video, though that seems more tongue in cheek than anything else.
Since Holland has revealed that talks for a Back to the Future remake has actually happened, it seems many were intrigued by the concept, including artist BossLogic who took to Instagram to post a fictional movie poster he created, depicting Holland as protagonist Marty McFly.
In his post, BossLogic also gave suggestions for a Back to the Future sequel starring Holland as Marty’s “confused and goofy son” that goes on “a wild adventure with the original Doc that’s old and very mean now, think Rick and Morty”.
Now that is an intriguing proposition we might just get behind.