By | July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020 Jon Cryer shares original script details from Back to the Future

Before breaking out with the John Hughes-penned cult classic Pretty in Pink, Emmy winner Jon Cryer almost found his launch to stardom as Marty McFly in Robert Zemeckis’ iconic Back to the Future and in a new Twitter thread, the star has revealed original script details from his audition that didn’t make it to the screen!

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And he certainly was in no jeopardy from me either (you’ll see)

But the #BackToTheFuture script that I read before my audition was VERY DIFFERENT than what ended up on screen.

Thread https://t.co/WrtC3PitE3

— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) July 28, 2020

The 55-year-old Two and a Half Men alum’s revelations come as the announcement of the new Back to the Future trilogy boxset from Universal Pictures will include the audition tapes of both Cryer and Ben Stiller (The Meyerowitz Stories) for Marty, who would go on to be played initially by Eric Stoltz (Her Smell), who would subsequently be replaced by Michael J. Fox (The Good Fight).

The Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy collection is loaded with bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with over an hour of brand-new content such as rare audition footage from Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell, a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by co-writer/producer Bob Gale, a sneak peek at the new musical show, and a special episode of the popular YouTube Series “Could You Survive The Movies?” Join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), and a time-traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum!

The set will include all three movies in collectible discbook packaging plus a bonus disc including all-new bonus content. For the first time, the past, present, and future collide in eye-popping Ultra HD resolution for a time-traveling celebration. New 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray deliver the highest quality picture, more colors than ever before, and immersive, multi-dimensional sound. From filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, and Bob Gale, this unforgettable 35th-anniversary collection features hours of bonus features and is an unrivaled trilogy that stands the test of time making this a must-own for everyone’s movie library. All three Back to the Future films will also be available on 4K Ultra HD digitally for the first time ever and Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy will also be available on DVD.

Three premium collections will be available at select retailers for a limited time only:

BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (4K UHD): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Amazon Exclusive)

BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (Blu-ray): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Target Exclusive)

BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TRILOGY (4K UHD): Includes three newly designed steelbooks (Best Buy Exclusive)
For more information on these exclusives, please visit the individual retailer’s stores and websites.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY will be available on 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & Digital Code and on Blu-ray which includes the Blu-ray & Digital Code.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY bonus DISC FEATURES ON BLU-RAY:

An Alternate Future: Lost Audition Tapes (NEW) – Get a glimpse of the Back to the Future that could have been with rare audition footage featuring now-famous celebrities: Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell.

The Hollywood Museum Goes BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) – Join Co-writer/Producer Bob Gale on an intimate tour of an exhaustive exhibit of the films’ props and memorabilia.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL Behind the Scenes (NEW) – Get a sneak peek at the new musical show including a Q&A with the cast and creative team plus two new song recordings.

Cast and Creative Q&A

Original Songs

Gotta Start Somewhere

Put Your Mind To It

Could You Survive The Movies? BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) – Explore the magic and science of BACK TO THE FUTURE and find out which laws of physics were actually violated in this special episode of the popular YouTube series.

2015 Message from Doc Brown

DOC BROWN SAVES THE WORLD!

OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean

Looking BACK TO THE FUTURE

The Script

Casting Marty McFly

Christopher Lloyd Reflects on Doc Brown

The DeLorean Time Machine

Building Hill Valley

Prepping for the “Johnny B. Goode” Scene

The Score

Rushing the Cut

The Legacy

BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Animated Series: Brothers (Season 1, Episode 1) and Mac the Black (Season 2, Episode 1)

2015 Commercials

JAWS 19 Trailer

Hoverboard Commercial

BACK TO THE FUTURE bonus FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd & BLU-RAY:

Deleted Scenes (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)

Peanut Brittle

“Pinch Me”

Doc’s Personal Belongings

“She’s Cheating”

Darth Vader (Extended Version)

“Hit Me George”

“You Got a Permit?”

The Phone Booth

Tales from THE FUTURE: In the Beginning…

Tales from THE FUTURE: Time to Go

Tales from THE FUTURE: Keeping Time

Archival Featurettes

The Making of BACK TO THE FUTURE

Making the Trilogy: Chapter One

BACK TO THE FUTURE Night

Michael J. Fox Q&A

How He Got the Role

The Character of Doc

Working on a Film and TV Series at the Same Time

Shooting BACK TO THE FUTURE II and III Together

DeLoreans

Special FX and Stunts

The Appeal of BACK TO THE FUTURE

Shooting BACK TO THE FUTURE

Behind the Scenes

Original Makeup Tests

Outtakes

Nuclear Test Site Sequence (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)

Photo Galleries*

Production Art

Storyboards

Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

Marketing Materials

Character Portraits

Huey Lewis and the News “The Power of Love” Music Video

Theatrical Teaser Trailer

Join Team Fox

Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale

Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton

*Only on the Blu-ray™ disc

BACK TO THE FUTURE II bonus FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd & BLU-RAY:

Deleted Scenes (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)

Old Terry and Old Biff

“Dad’s Home” (Extended Version)

Pizza Scene

Jennifer Faints (Extended Version)

Old Biff Vanishes from Car

Burned Out High School

Marty Meets Dave

Tales from THE FUTURE: Time Flies

The Physics of BACK TO THE FUTURE with Dr. Michio Kaku

Archival Featurettes

The Making of BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II

Making the Trilogy: Chapter Two

Behind the Scenes

Outtakes

Production Design

Storyboarding

Designing the DeLorean

Designing Time Travel

Hoverboard Test

Evolution of Visual Effects Shots

Photo Galleries*

Production Art

Storyboards

Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

Marketing Materials

Character Portraits

Theatrical Trailer

Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale

Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton

*Only on the Blu-ray™ disc

BACK TO THE FUTURE III bonus FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd & BLU-RAY:

Deleted Scene (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)

The Tannen Gang Kills Marshal Strickland

Tales from THE FUTURE: Third Time’s the Charm [FEATURED BONUS]

Tales from THE FUTURE: The Test of Time [FEATURED BONUS]

Archival Featurettes

The Making of BACK TO THE FUTURE Part III

Making the Trilogy: Chapter Three

The Secrets of the BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy

Behind the Scenes

Outtakes

Designing the Town of Hill Valley

Designing the Campaign

Photo Galleries*

Production Art

Storyboards

Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

Marketing Materials

Character Portraits

ZZ Top “Doubleback” Music Video

FAQs About the Trilogy

Theatrical Trailer

BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Ride

Lobby Monitor

The Ride

Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale

Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton

*Only on the Blu-ray™ disc

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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