Today is Back to the Future Day, October 21, 2015!
An important day in movie history is upon us! It’s October 21, 2015, the date in Back to the Future Part II where Marty McFly traveled 30 years into the future to find a world of flying cars, hoverboards and self-drying jackets. While none of those things have come to fruition (at least not how they’re depicted in the film), there are many cool events happening today, including two new videos from Universal Pictures and Toyota featuring the stars of the movie, both of which you can see below!
First up for Back to the Future Day is a special message from Christopher Lloyd, returning in the guise of his most famous character Doctor Emmett Brown! The video is to promote Universal’s Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray & DVD, in which viewers can join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time-traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum! From filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, this timeless collection includes a new bonus disc with over two hours of extra features such as “Doc Brown Saves the World!”, an all-new original short starring Christopher Lloyd. Purchase your copy right here!
Also, last night more than 300 new Toyota Mirai owners, Mirai dealers and special guests watched actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd bring a famous trash-into-fuel scene from Back to the Future Part II into the present. The occasion: a celebration to mark the U.S. arrival of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle — a modern, real-life version of Doc Brown’s trash-fueled technology. The “Fueled by the Future” video debuted at the event is the last in the “Fueled By Everything” online video series demonstrating hydrogen fuel’s potential to be sourced from almost anything, including solar, wind and trash.
Lastly, Nike has announced that the Back to the Future, Part II inspired self-lacing Nike Mags will be available as part of a charity auction in 2016. Get the full update by clicking here!
Back to the Future films will be in theaters on October 21 only and also available in a new Blu-Ray and DVD box set. You can also check out the previously-posted Jaws 19 trailer, “official” Hoverboard commercial, actual bottles of Pepsi Perfect and, yes, a real functioning hoverboard that Lexus built and is currently testing, although it’ll probably be a while before that one hits the streets… or doesn’t hit the streets, to be precise.