Back To The Future came out in 1985 (Picture: Amblin/Universal)
Film fans were in for a real nostalgic treat this week as Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd had a Back To The Future reunion.
Sharing a picture of the duo sitting in the back of a golf cart and looking behind their shoulders, Fox captioned the image on Instagram: ‘Back to back #backtothefuture.’
Fox’s youthful looks are almost unchanged since he played Marty McFly in the sci-fi movie series, while Lloyd, who played Dr Emmet Brown aka Doc, impressed fans with his luscious beard, a mighty moustache and long white hair.
While their ride is not nearly as fancy as the movie’s iconic DeLorean (nor can it travel in time, we assume) fans were still excited to see the pair together over 35 years after the first movie was released.
‘Are you telling me you made a time machine… out of a golf cart?’ wrote one fan in the comments, as another person added: ‘Just like old times.’
Lloyd commented under Fox’s post calling their shared moment the ‘best of times’.
Many fans compared Lloyd’s look to Santa Clause (Picture: Instagram @realmikejfox)
The 82-year-old actor also posted a snap of himself and his former co-star as they attended Awesome Con in Washington DC this week.
In his photo, the two are seen backstage at the convention, sat side by side, chatting, which Fox putting his arm on Lloyd’s back.
‘Caption this…#backtothefuture,’ he challenged his fans.
Many took to the comments to reply with one of Marty McFly’s catchphrases from the original movie: ‘This is heavy Doc.’
Some of their Hollywood friends also shared their excitement in the comments.
Lloyd and Fox reunited in Washington DC (Picture: Instagram @mrchristopherlloyd)
Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisely shared a string of clapping emojis, which model Tatjana Patitz rivalled with two red hearts.
Justin Long spun a quote from the movie to say: ‘Roads? Where we’re golfing, we don’t need… roads’
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane added: ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’, in reference to Lloyd’s long white beard, similar to David Letterman who has been using the phrase on his chat show for years and made it the title of his new Netflix programme.
While Lloyd’s career is still very much thriving as he appeared in three movies in 2021, including Nobody, starring Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk, Fox has admitted to considering the end of his acting career due to his struggles with Parkinson’s disease.
Talking about his ‘second retirement, the star confessed his best days are ‘behind me’ and said: ‘There are reasons for my lapses in memorisation — be they age, cognitive issues with the disease, distraction from the constant sensations of Parkinson’s, or lack of sensation because of the spine — but I read it as a message, an indicator.’