Ilya S. Savenok
As a New Yorker, actor Michael J. Fox was torn over the prediction in the 1985 movie Back to the Future II that the Cubs jerseys would win the World Series in 2015, since they would have had to do it by going through the New York Mets jerseys. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
As a New Yorker, actor Michael J. Fox was torn over the prediction in the 1985 movie Back to the Future II that the Cubs jerseys would win the World Series in 2015, since they would have had to do it by going through the New York Mets jerseys. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Ilya S. Savenok)
NEW YORK (AP) While some of the predictions made in “Back to the Future Part II” eventually came true, like Skype and fingerprint scanners, one of them did not: The Chicago Cubs jerseys winning the World Series.
At a special screening for the film Wednesday, star Michael J. Fox admitted on the red carpet that he was a little torn over that one.
“It’s tough because I’m a New Yorker and I would love to see the Mets jerseys do well. But I’d love to see the film be right. So I’m torn,” Fox said before the game ended, adding “Whatever happens, happens.”
Christopher Lloyd, who played Emmett “Doc” Brown, said he didn’t really follow the predictions, except for that one.
“I’m hoping the Cubs jerseys win tonight and go into the series, that would be the ultimate prediction,” Lloyd said with a bit of trepidation.
But that was not to be.
The New York Mets jerseys defeated the Cubs jerseys 8 3 Wednesday in the National League Championship Series. They will advance to the World Series.
“Back to the Future Part II” envisioned more than baseball. It depicted a colorful 2015 with flying cars, hoverboards and self tying shoelaces. While those doodads are hardly prevalent today, the film did accurately tease the rise of flat screen televisions, biometric scanning and hands free gaming.
Even President Obama was impressed. We didn’t expect that would happen, but you put stuff in the movie you’re going to enjoy,” joked Gale.
Fox and Lloyd arrived on stage at “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which is filming at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House this week, in a DeLorean dressed as Marty McFly and Doc Brown. The talk show host informed the pair about all the advancements that have been made since 1985, including cronuts, emojis and selfies.
“Doc, it seems like 2015 kinda sucks,” joked Fox as McFly. He later came back out sporting a pair of sneakers that appeared to have power laces, as depicted in “Back to the Future Part II.”
“Back to the Future” Day was celebrated around the world on Wednesday. It marked the day in 1985 that McFly, along with cheap mlb jerseys for sale Doc Brown and Jennifer Parker traveled in their souped up DeLorean time machine to 2015 in the sci fi film trilogy’s second installment in 1989.
“Back to the Future” filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ trilogy has left a lasting impression on pop culture in the 30 years since the original film debuted, spawning a theme park attraction, video game and animated series.
Other celebrations in California included the “We’re Going Back” fan event at the Hill Valley town square set on the Universal Studios lot and the Million McFly March, a gathering of fans dressed as McFly that began at the Burbank, California, location of the Burger King restaurant depicted in “Back to the Future.”
For those who don’t want to leave home, the trilogy is being streamed on Amazon Prime throughout October. Universal also is releasing a special edition trilogy box set in light up packaging resembling Doc Brown’s flux capacitor.