'Back to the Future' stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunite after decades, launch movie merch
Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who made 'Back to the Future' a movie for the generations, have designed merch based on the wildly popular movie
Actors of the cult-classic 'Black to the Future' Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd are back with a merchandising franchise after three decades. After its release in 1985, the wildly popular movie became a trilogy and eventually carved a niche for itself in the history of Hollywood. Post 'BTTF', both actors went their separate ways and made name for themselves. Lloyd went on to act in many movies including 'The Adams Chronicles', 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock', 'Clue' and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' while Fox starred in 'Teen Wolf,' 'Stuart Little' films (1999-2005) and the animated film 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire.'
After 32 years since the release of the last instalment of the 'Back to the Future' trilogy, both actors reunited to launch a new collection of 'Back to the Future' merchandise. The collection includes T-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps, posters and mugs. It was designed by Fox and Lloyd, and photos show the actors modeling the pieces themselves.
"This collaboration is for the fans," Fox writes in a message on the website's home page. "We kept hearing they wanted more options to celebrate their Back To The Future devotion, and we thought these items were perfect. Heavy."
Fans have been excited ever since Fox and Lloyd spoke at the Comic-Con in New York. The two actors reunited multiple times recently to honor the legacy of the movie. Since then, they have been playing along, quoting the film on each other's social media posts in anticipation of the launch.
Fox recently posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, "This is HEAVY! We're finally able to share our first ever Back To The Future merchandise collection that we designed for fans all over the world featuring our favorite moments from the Trilogy. These products are only available for a very limited time and ship worldwide. Shop the full collection at the link in my bio or go to Backtothefuture.shop."
When it came out in 1985, 'Back to the Future' was a critical and commercial success, earning $381.1 million to become the highest-grossing film of the year worldwide. Critics praised the story, humorous elements and the cast, particularly Fox and Lloyd. It received multiple award nominations and won an Academy Award, three Saturn Awards and a Hugo Award. Though the sequels did not perform quite as well at the box office as the first movie, it remains immensely popular and has yielded spin-offs including an animated television series and a motion-simulation ride at the Universal Studios Theme Parks in Universal City, Orlando and Osaka in Japan (although all of them are now shut).