I wrote this article a couple weeks ago in regards to some thoughts I had about how the original Back to the Future ended. Since it is Back to the Future Day here at Gabbing Geek, here’s a second look.
I read an interview once with actor Crispin Glover where he talked about, among other things, why he wasn’t in the Back to the Future sequels. Essentially, in the interview he stated that he questioned the ending and co-writer, co-producer Bob Gale then did everything in his power to keep Glover out of the eventual sequels.
What did Glover question? Did he question what happened to the Marty that left the perfected time line to jump into past from the Lone Pine Mall? Or what happened to those armed, and surely not dead, Libyan terrorists? No, he basically, before filming the “George punches out Biff” scene, asked whether the message was whether or not violence solves problems.
That’s not a bad question to explore.