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Is Marty McFly Heading 'Back to...' Broadway?

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in "Back to the Future 2"
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For most fans of the classic sci-fi trilogy "Back to the Future," the franchise's iconic numbers roll off the tongue just as easy as lines of dialogue: 1955, 2015, 88 miles per hour, 1.21 gigawatts. But now a new number may be joining that timeless lexicon: 42nd and Broadway.

Now that we're living in the future, we can see that there are a lot of things "Back to the Future" failed to predict, but this may be the biggest oversight of all. Deadline is reporting that director Robert Zemeckis is exploring the possibility of turning the series into a big time Broadway musical.

Biff Tannen is going to be soooo pissed.

Of course nothing is a done deal as yet, so don't start revving up your DeLorean just yet; Zemeckis is only in the earliest stages of discussions with "Back to the Future" co-writer Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri about the possibility to adapting Marty McFly's time traveling shenanigans into a Broadway show.

Given the success and popularity of movie-to-stage adaptations recently, though -- think "The Lion King," "Spamalot" or "Sister Act" -- we wouldn't count out the possibility of Doc Brown dancing his way into your heart sometime very soon. But hey, there's no rush.

After all, given the subject matter, they literally have all the time in the world.

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