Known for starring in one of the most striking film franchises, Michael J. Fox revived his role as Marty McFly in a preview for rapper Lil Nas X’s new music video. The video references Back to the Future III, in which the protagonist travels to the Wild West.
The video plays with the idea that Lil Nas X needs to be “the new Santa Claus”, and when embarking for the future and saving Christmas, Fox shouts “do what you want, but don’t go to 2020!”, Wearing the same costume that your character used in the third film when he was stuck in an Old West town. The clip arrives this Friday (13), on all digital platforms.
It is the first time that Michael J. Fox has played Marty McFly in front of the camera since the 1990s. In 2015, the actor recorded dialogues for his character in the video game Lego Dimensions.
In Back to the Future 3, ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) continue the events left open in the previous film. While McFly is arrested in 1955, he learns that Doc is in 1885 and was killed by Biff’s great-grandfather (Thomas F. Wilson). The protagonist travels to rescue him and return permanently to 1985, but things get complicated when Doc falls in love with Professor Clara Clayton (Steenburgen).
Back to the Future 3 it hit theaters in May 1990 and grossed $ 244.5 million at the box office globally, being considered the lowest revenue in the entire trilogy.
Michael J. Fox’s participation in the Lil Nas X music video comes after the actor publicly states that he may be forced to stop acting. To People magazine, he revealed that his “short-term memory was hit” as a result of Parkinson’s Disease, whose first diagnosis was made in 1991, a year after the last film in the franchise Back to the future.
“I have always had great proficiency in speaking and memorizing,” he told the magazine. “And I had some extreme situations where the last jobs I did were really heavy parts of words. I struggled during both.”
As part of an actor’s job is to memorize lines and scenes, J. Fox said he might be forced to quit his career, admitting that “acting is getting harder and harder.” He said that writing is now being his main creative outlet. Currently, the actor is 59 years old.
In addition to the time travel franchise, Michael J. Fox starred in the film Teen Wolf and the sitcom Family Ties in the 1980s. After making his diagnosis public in 1998, he continued acting and starred in Spin City between 1996 and 2001 and appearing as a recurring guest actor in legal dramas Boston Legal and The Good Wife. In the dubbing business, J. Fox was the original voice of Stuart Little in the films of the trilogy.
Back to the future is available at Netflix, Prime Video and Telecine Play. The second film can be watched on Prime Video or Telecine Play, while the final chapter is available at Clarovideo, Prime Video and Telecine Play.
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