Sorry, 'Back to the Future' fans: That Michael J. Fox sequel you saw on Facebook isn't happening

Sorry, 'Back to the Future' fans: That Michael J. Fox sequel you saw on Facebook isn't happening

On Saturday, an unofficial Michael J. Fox Facebook fan page published the below message, accompanied by a photo of Fox, Lloyd, and Lea Thompson (aka Marty McFly’s mom) together — proof, supposedly, that the trio really were hard at work on a new installment of the Back to the Future franchise:



Twitterverse quickly got caught up in the excitement:






Unfortunately, the notion of the cast reuniting for Back to the Future IV turned out to be a hoax.

As you can see from the caption on Thompson’s Instagram pic, the photo dates back to 2015 (from a London Comic Con Back to the Future 30th anniversary celebration). And that revelation, along with the initial post’s spelling errors, eventually tipped off fans about the phoniness of this announcement, which has since been deleted.

All of which confirms a familiar rule — always be wary about what you read online, especially when it involves long-coveted dream projects that sound too good to be true.

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