Ever wonder why Crispin Glover didn’t come back for the Back to the Future sequels? Well, the original George McFly is here to set the record straight.
It was quite the sordid story back in the 1980s, when Glover bailed on the sequel and eventually sued because the director recut audio from the first film and used a doppelgänger and makeup to make it seem like he was there in part two.
So what’s the deal? It turns out Glover had some major qualms with a few plot points, which put him at odds with director Robert Zemeckis. The biggest problem: Glover didn’t like the fact that the “happy” ending was mostly based around the fact that the McFlys are doing better financially, and he didn’t like the message that money equals happiness.
Glover was recently a guest on the Opie and Anthony show, and explained the whole thing in detail. The entire interview, above, is absolutely fascinating.
So what do you think of Glover’s reasoning?