The Original ending of Back to the Future was used in Indiana Jones instead 

Hollywood is about sudden changes the entire time. The casting, script, directors can change anytime, we can’t be sure of anything here. The same happened with the ending of the movie Back to the Future.

The movie’s end was completely different from the original ending according to the movie’s script. But, the ideas were not completely ditched instead they were recycled. The original idea for the movie’s ending was used in another movie named The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by Indiana Jones.

The concept was very simple while doing this that why one should just throw away an idea if it can be used at someplace? And that too an idea where a person is being saved from death by a fridge? Absolutely no one will do this.

This give and take is well know by all the fans and actor Jon Cryer, who auditioned for the role of Marty McFly, has revealed some really interesting plot points from the original script of the movie. It was revealed by some hilarious tweets. 

The Original ending of Back to the Future was used in Indiana Jones instead 
The Original ending of Back to the Future was used in Indiana Jones instead

John Cryer tweeted on 28th July 2020 “It opened with Mary McFly playing the Close Encounters theme on his electric guitar while he pirated a VHS cassette of the movie,

“The final sequence didn’t involve a clock tower or a lightning bolt, but instead finds Marty sneaking onto an atom bomb test site with his time machine to be near the nuclear fission that he needs for it to work. In an eerie scene, he finds…..”

“He gets the time machine in place, the atom bomb is about to go off, he’s reaching for the Coca-cola, the countdown is at 10, 9, 8…when he slips and drops the bottle!! It shatters on the ground. 

He is all out of Coke!”

“The refrigerator! He checks and sure enough, there is one in there. He pours it in the time machine but then realizes…”




Priti Mann
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