Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean first drove into theaters on July 3, 1985. But even after 35 years
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announced a special, absolutely loaded, seven-disc 35th anniversary collection of director Robert Zemeckis’ iconic time-traveling series.
This won’t be the first time we’ve seen someone else “read” for Marty McFly. Eric Stoltz famously filled the role for the first few weeks of filming. He was then replaced by a previously unavailable Michael J. Fox. But these “lost” auditions are entirely new to us. According to Stiller, however, we haven’t been missing much.
Rest assured @realmikefox was never in jeopardy. I actually think I blocked out this memory.— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) July 28, 2020
We want to see that audition even more now.
This announcement has already led to some fascinating insights about how the movie might have looked like in an alternate timeline. On Twitter Jon Cryer shared what he remembered about the very different script he was given to read ahead of his audition. And there was no DeLorean and Marty needed a refrigerator to get back to the present. Yeah,
And he certainly was in no jeopardy from me either (you’ll see)— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) July 28, 2020
But the #BackToTheFuture script that I read before my audition was VERY DIFFERENT than what ended up on screen.
The rest of the collection’s bonus material is so extensive you might need a flux capacitor to have enough time to watch everything. You can find the full rundown of extras at the official
It’s amazing there are still new ways for us to appreciate