Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who played Marty McFly and Doc Brown in the film “Back to the Future,” reunited over the weekend.
The audience at New York Comic Con was filled with elation when they caught a glimpse of the two actors enjoying a heartwarming reunion with one another.
The now 61-year-old Fox was the first person to take the stage at the event. However, he had not even finished sitting down before Lloyd, who is now 83 years old, joined him in front of the audience.
Fox jumped back to his feet and embraced his longtime friend as the audience cheered enthusiastically. After exchanging warm embraces for a full minute, the two sat down to have a conversation about their experiences while filming the legendary film trilogy.
Watch the heartwarming reunion right here:
Such a beautiful moment, Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd renuiniting at Comic Con pic.twitter.com/HcblCb4ecD
— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) October 9, 2022
Marty McFly (Fox), played by Michael J. Fox, is seen in the first Back to the Future film being sent 30 years into the past by accident by his friend, the mad scientist Dr. Brown (Lloyd).
The movie was a smashing hit when it was first released in 1985, and it paved the way for two successful sequels in which Fox and Lloyd’s duo traveled to the year 2015 and then to the Wild West. Both of these films were huge box-office successes.
During their conversation at the New York Comic Con, which took place 37 years after the first time Fox and Lloyd shared the screen together, both actors had nothing but kind words to say about one another.
Fox said that “the best part of this movie was working with Chris,”, adding that they had “immediate chemistry” when they first met back in the 1980s, per DailyMail.com.
Many people were overjoyed to see the two of them back together again. One person posted a video clip of the event to Twitter with the following caption: “Watching [Fox] hug Christopher Lloyd like this is so beautiful.”
“This made me cry. Beautiful hugging each other,” another tweeted.
If you were a teenager in 1985, then Michael J. Fox was your guy. Marty McFly in Back to the Future is the coolest teenager in cinema history.
Watching him hug Christopher Lloyd like this is so beautiful. #BackToTheFuture #MichaelJFox pic.twitter.com/sniP95YE1J
— The Sting (@TSting18) October 9, 2022
Others of Fox’s fans were anxiously awaiting an update on his health. The actor, who was only 29 years old at the time, received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease with early onset shortly after the release of the third Back to the Future film in 1990.
In an interview with People from the year 2020, Fox discussed how the disease impacts both his personal life and his professional life.
“My short-term memory is shot,” he explained, adding: “I always had a real proficiency for lines and memorization. And I had some extreme situations where the last couple of jobs I did were actually really word-heavy parts. I struggled during both of them.”
At Comic Con, he discussed his health and talked about the work that his foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, is doing to help those in need.
“Parkinson’s has brought people who are still coming in, but it’s a gift, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. People like Chris have meant so much to me, and so many of you have too,” he said.