Cobra Kai creators Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, and Josh Heald believe they could give a Back to the Future revival series a similar treatment to Cobra Kai. They believe the franchises share many of the same aspects. They recently spoke with /Film. And spoke about Back to the Future. You can check out what Hurwitz and Schlossberg had to say about it below.
“We’ve gotten in trouble in the past when we talk about our Back to the Future desires. Maybe we have a little more of a leg to stand on than we did back when we were just the Harold and Kumar guys. What I can say is we love the Back to the Future universe as much as we love the Karate Kid universe. Those characters equally were a part of our lives and continue to be a part of our lives.”
“We know that the team that has made the Back to the Future movies seems to have little interest in continuing in that world and we respect that. As long as they feel that way, there’s really nothing to be done. If they ever change their minds and happen to check out Cobra Kai and like what we did with this in the world of Karate Kid, then we would be well prepared for any meetings that we would have going forward.”
“They’re very similar franchises in so many ways. With this kind of older character with a younger character as your two leads. There’s the same nostalgia associated. They came out around the same time. There’s a lot of possibilities there, but I also think we understand if we were the people creating a franchise, and we were a part of something, especially given Michael J. Fox’s situation with his health, we totally understand the logic of just saying, ‘Hey, that was a great trilogy back in the day.’ I’m sure, regardless of what anybody’s demands are, 100 years from now, 200 years from now, it’s such a great story, it will be remade in some sort of way in the distant future. We don’t need to make that because we’re just fans and we can just imagine it in our minds if that’s what it ends up being.”
There have been rumors of a fourth Back to the Future film for years now, nothing really credible though. I would say I love Back to the Future as much or more than Hurwitz, Heald, and Schlossberg. And I would love to see what they would do with it a Back to the Future revival. At the very least I would like to get a hold of their basic ideas for the show. I would very much like to know what they have in mind.
To some fans, Back to the Future is untouchable. While I think the first film belongs somewhere on the list of the greatest films of all-time (where exactly on that list, I don’t feel it’s necessary to specify), I feel that most any film can be remade, if handled properly.
However, it was one thing, in particular, that got me on board. A recent casting suggestion of Tom Holland as Marty McFly. I mean, that’s as close to perfect as any recasting I can remember. Holland would be great as McFly. This alone swayed my opinion to a full backing of a reboot.
Would you be up for a Back to the Future revival series? Let us know in the comments down below!
Continue the LRM Online conversation on Discord by CLICKING HERE!
Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network? This includes our flagship podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, and our morning show LRMornings. Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!