While Lea Thompson [who played Lorraine McFly in the BTTF trilogy] was unable to make it, having signed on for another film, we were entertained by Lloyd and Gale, who shared behind-the-scenes secrets and anecdotes alike.
Highlights of the Q&A included:
- Bob Gale once again confirmed that he and Robert Zemeckis [director of BTTF] were developing a theatrical musical based on the film.
- Christopher Lloyd outlined the influences on the character of Doc Brown, including Albert Einstein.
- Gale explained the original casting ideas for Doc Brown, which included Jeff Goldblum and John Lithgow.
- Lloyd talked about his cameo as Doc Brown in Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West and about his new film, Going in Style (in select theaters this July).
- Gale and Lloyd spoke extensively about Eric Stoltz, the original actor playing Marty McFly, and why they replaced him with Michael J. Fox.
- Gale confirmed (to no surprise) that there would never be a Back to the Future IV or a remake of Back to the Future.
- Gale revealed that the 1985 original was meant to be a standalone film and that the 2015 future shown in Back to the Future Part II was not the future that Gale had envisioned, but rather a exaggeration.