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​Tom Holland Says There Have Been ‘Conversations’ About Back To The Future Remake

​Tom Holland Says There Have Been ‘Conversations’ About Back To The Future Remake

Actor Tom Holland has revealed he was once in 'conversations' about a potential Back to the Future remake, saying he thinks the original is 'one of the most perfect films' ever made.

Holland recently appeared on BBC Radio 1 to talk about his new film, Onward, a computer-animated fantasy flick from Pixar.

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During the conversation, the interviewer recalled a viral deep fake involving Holland and his Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr., in which some incredibly clever sod had managed to replace Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future with the Marvel actors.

Back to the Future. Credit: Universal
Back to the Future. Credit: Universal

While the extremely convincing clip sadly wasn't real, Holland has now said it's not a million miles away from what could have been.

Holland told Radio 1: "I'd be lying if I said there hadn't been conversations in the past about doing some sort of remake, but that film is the most perfect film - or one of the most perfect films, one that could never be made better.

"That said, if Downey 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 deep fake because they did such a good job."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Unfortunately, it looks as though the dream will never become a reality and the deep fake is the best we'll ever get, as Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis has said a remake would only happen over his dead body.

Speaking to The Telegraph back in 2015, he said: "That can't happen until both Bob [Gale, the trilogy's co-writer] and I are dead. And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it."

He continued, "I mean, to me, that's outrageous. Especially since it's a good movie. It's like saying 'Let's remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?' What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?"

For now, you'll just have to catch Holland in Onward, which marks Pixar's return to original filmmaking.

The film, which sees Holland star alongside Chris Pratt as two teenage elf brothers who are on a quest to bring their late father back to life for 24 hours only, is out in cinemas now.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Tom Holland, Back To The Future

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]