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The Lost Roles of 'Back to the Future'

One of the most popular movies ever made and one that seamlessly fused sci-fi and comedy, Back to the Future turned 25 just over two years ago. In honor of the film’s 27-year-and-3-month anniversary, we’re looking at some of the potential casting choices that almost happened back when Back to the Future came out two decades (plus seven years and 3 months) ago. Most movies and TV shows go through an exhaustive casting process before production begins, but Back to the Future is unique in that part of the movie was filmed with different actors in some of the main roles before the filmmakers decided it wasn’t working and [...]

Check Out Scenes of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly

You may have heard that before casting Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis had cast Eric Stoltz in the role of Marty McFly. But I'll bet you haven't seen any of the footage shot during the five weeks in which Stoltz played the character in the first Back to the Future. The footage is finally seeing the light of day as an extra feature in the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-Ray, coming out on Oct. 26. Here's a clip of it. It's…weird.

A Newly Unearthed Picture of Eric Stoltz as Bizzaro Marty McFly

As you are probably aware, Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, only to be replaced by Michael J. Fox a couple of weeks into shoot. Some footage exists, and it is so weird! And now here's a new-to-us photo of Stoltz and Lea Thompson on set during his time there. It's just further proof that, as much as I love the Stoltz, his getting replaced by Fox was a very good move for all involved. Except Stoltz, I guess.

Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in BTTF's Fading Photos

Yesterday, I showed you a video clip of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in Back to the Future. Today? Here's the famous "fading photo" with Stoltz in place of Michael J. Fox. It is weird! And there's another one, with an alternate Jennifer you may recognize: