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10th Oct 2022

Michael J Fox brings fans to tears in emotional Back To The Future reunion with Christopher Lloyd

Tobi Akingbade

‘Happy to see that their friendship is still there after all these years’

Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd delighted Back to the Future fans as they reunited 37 years after the film’s release.

The pair starred ​​as time-travelling high school student Marty McFly (Michael) and Dr “Doc” Emmett Brown in the 1985 film and its two sequels

On Sunday (9 October), the pair appeared together at New York Comic Con to speak on a panel about the franchise’s long-lasting legacy and it left movie fans either surprised or emotional.

The iconic duo embraced as they welcomed each other, with Fox, 61, who has Parkinson’s disease, saying that they had had “instant chemistry”.

“The best part of this movie was working with Chris,” he said of his 83-year-old co-star.

The footage and photos left fans moved, with one Twitter user writing: “If you need me I’ll just be here watching this on a loop.”

Another tweeted: “Such a beautiful moment, Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd reuniting at Comic Con.”

A third added: “Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunited at Comic Con is all the wholesome content you need on a Sunday”

One commenter share: “This duo is and will remain LEGENDARY,” while another added, “Happy to see that their friendship is still there after all these years.”

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29. He later founded a charity which works to further treatment of the condition.

In 2020, Fox said he could be at “the end of his acting career” due to the worsening symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Fox, of course, played Marty McFly in the Back To The Future trilogy between 1985 and 1990, and this is not the first time he and Lloyd reunited after years of the films being released.

On October 21st 215 – the ‘future’ date that he travels to in Part II – both Fox and Christopher Lloyd appeared in character on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The same year, the duo also appeared in a Toyota commercial alongside YouTube science personality Go Tech Yourself.

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