unilad
Advert

Michael J. Fox Returns As Marty McFly In New Lil Nas X Music Video

by : Cameron Frew on : 09 Nov 2020 15:00
Michael J. Fox Returns As Marty McFly In New Lil Nas X Music VideoLil Nas X/YouTube/PA Images

Great Scott! Michael J. Fox has returned as Marty McFly in Lis Nas X’s new music video.

The 21-year-old artist shot to fame in 2019 with his smash-hit TikTok anthem Old Town Road. It spent an impressive 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 Chart.

Advert

He’s been working on his debut album ever since, recently dropping a tease for a new song online, and it features Fox’s beloved Back to the Future character.

Check out the teaser for Lil Nas X’s new song below:

Loading…

Nas X announced his new single Holiday will be released this Friday, November 13. He also posted a teaser trailer for the song, featuring the singer wandering the wild west to the background tune of Old Town Road.

Advert

Santa Claus then makes an appearance – hence the Holiday name – and appears to die. However, just like Tim Allen in The Santa Clause, the rapper picks up the hat, which informs him that he’s the new Santa.

To Be Continued Lil NasLil Nas X/YouTube

Suddenly, his horse becomes a reindeer and he soars off into the unknown in his sleigh, leaving a fiery trail similar to that of the time-travelling DeLorean.

Shortly after, ‘To be continued’ emerges onscreen, Fox appears as McFly, saying, ‘Whatever you do Nas, don’t go to 2020.’ While it’s currently unconfirmed, one would hope Fox will play more of a role in the full video this week.

Advert
Michael J. Fox Lil NasLil Nas X/YouTube

Fox previously reprised the role in 2015, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 21 – the date from Back to the Future Part II – alongside Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown in the iconic car.

The actor, who’ll turn 60 next year, recently spoke to PEOPLE about living with Parkinson’s. He explained how his short-term memory is ‘shot… I always had a real proficiency for lines and memorisation. 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.’

Advert

However, he continued: 

My life now is quiet, and I’m actually having a really good time. People don’t believe me, but I love life. I love being with my family. I love being with Tracy.

I love that I don’t do a lot of useless stuff that I used to do, because I don’t have the energy or the time. I’m grateful that I went through a crucible there in my late 50s. I figured some of this crap out finally, and it didn’t haunt me into my 70s and 80s.

Nas X earlier revealed a number of track titles from his upcoming album, such as Call Me By Your Name, One of Me, Titanic and Don’t Want It. There’s no release date at the time of writing.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Legal Experts Weigh In On Whether Alec Baldwin Could Face Jail Time

Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, Back to the Future, Holiday, Lil Nas X, Music, Sound

Credits

PEOPLE
  1. PEOPLE

    Michael J. Fox Reveals Painful Setback That Led to His 'Darkest Moment' Since Parkinson's Diagnosis