The day has finally arrived! Today is the day! October 21st, 2015 is the precise day that Marty McFly arrives in Back to the Future II. In a fictionally literal way, the future is now! It is a moment that istodaythedaymartymcflyarriveswhenhetravelstothefuture.com has been waiting for for years, and one that is being celebrated in a huge way.
For the first time ever, the website reads “Yes!,” and it comes with a message from the Doc Brown, Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd and Michael J. Fox have already talked about what the film had right about the future, but now Doc has words for those who might be a bit sad about the lack of some of the technology. The future is yours to write!
Check out the once-in-a-lifetime video below.
The countdown website’s creator, Richard Haderer, is celebrating the day by donation to charity. Haderer’s mother, like Fox, suffers from Parkinson’s disease, so every cent earned by visits to his website today will be donated to The Parkinson’s Foundation Austria. You can donate directly on the site as well.
Lloyd, Fox, and Lea Thompson also went to Today to talk about the legacy of the film. They discussed reading the script for the first time, the onset chemistry, and the predictions of course. Watch the interviews here.
BTTFD is huge news everywhere, and that is including USA Today. As AdWeek pointed out, the newspaper will end the Thursday edition of its print newspaper in a cover directly from the 1989 film. The cover shows the inciting incident that sends Marty and Doc to 2015, as it shows Martin McFly Jr. getting arrested.
As the top half will be recreated directly from the film with headlines such as headlines like “Jaws Without Bite is the review of Jaws 19″ and “Woman Asphyxiates in Self Adjusting Jacket,” with the logo matching the film, and the bottom half never seen on screen. Thus, Universal and writer/director Bob Gale worked with the publication to create new articles, including one that announces the remake of George McFly’s novel A Match Made in Space, and a headline that states “Public more gullible than ever.”
Check out the cover below.