By : Supercopygurl
Yes we know the date Marty went “back to the future” was October 21st 2015. It turns out that it was all really just a “marketing ploy” (according to one of our readers ‘it was a FOX marketing scam as they are releasing the blu-ray box set’). But you have to admit that, before the bubble was so viciously burst, it was fun…
But for everyone who feels outraged and in need of answers, here’s what Wikipedia has to say…
“On July 5 2010, UK film magazine Total Film started a hoax that the date was referenced in Back To The Future, and that 07/05/10 was in fact ‘Future Day’. The hoax became a Twitter sensation, being retweeted by thousands across the globe, and featuring in articles on The Guardian website, as well as News.com.au in Australia and a UAE News site. It became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and “Back To The Future” became the most searched term on Google for that 24 hour period.
Total Film admitted the hoax in a news story, conceding that they were at fault for the error, and that once it started it was difficult to stop. The team released an edited image of the DeLorean dashboard to support the hoax, although admitted in several tweets that they were wrong, the image only fueled the Twitter fire, fooling many into believing it was real.
On July 6th 2010, a second photoshopped image by a third-party emerged, continued the hoax and lead thousands to believe that this was the date that Marty McFly arrived in the future.“
Today’s the day Marty McFly time travelled to in “Back To The Future II”. Now isn’t this a blast from the past. Wow did they have it wrong, we still don’t have hover boards or robots serving burgers and chips but we didn’t fail completely because we do have Twitter!
Interesting fact #1 : Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly and they were almost complete filming before swapping him out for Michael J Fox. Imagine where his career would have been had be been Marty McFly.
Interesting fact #2 : Michael J Fox starred in “Back to the Future” and “Teen Wolf” which were rated number 1 and number 2 at the box office, simultaneously.