It goes without saying that the world at large doesn’t seem to have much chance at getting a new film from the Back to the Future series anytime soon – or ever. In these days of reboots and decades-later series continuations, however, fans have learned to never say never, but the creative team behind BTTF has been extremely adamant that no new films will be joining the canon. The closest fans have gotten to new stories from the universe of Doc Brown and Marty McFly has been the recent 4-issue comic book Back to the Future mini-series from IDW Publishing and BTTF mastermind Bob Gale – but now, a fan has created a trailer for a prequel story that takes the franchise in a new and intriguing direction.
Tyler Hopkins recently posted his creation, entitled “1.21 Gigawatts,” online and it’s generating a lot of positive fan reaction. In it, the tale is told of how Doc Brown managed to acquire the plutonium he needed to power the flux capacitor. As viewers know from the original films, he stole it from a group of Libyan terrorists, but one would assume that the actual act of the theft of weapons-grade hazardous material certainly would have a hell of a story attached to it. Here’s what Tyler has to say about his trailer:
This is a fan edit trailer of what I think would make a pretty awesome movie: a Back to the Future prequel that explores Doc’s shady dealings with the Libyan terrorist group.
This was made using clips from: Back to the Future, My Favorite Martian, Camp Nowhere, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Dennis the Menace, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, The Sum of All Fears, Syriana, Iron Man, Dazed and Confused and Munich.
Check it out for yourself below, and be sure and let us know what you think in the comments below!