Toyota intends to have some fun with the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future and the launch of its latest green model.
The automaker’s official on-sale date for the hydrogen-fueled Mirai is Oct. 21, 2015 -- a date made famous by Back to the Future Part II, when actor Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly travels 30 years into the future.
To celebrate, Toyota has produced a series of videos that feature Fox and fellow actor Christopher Lloyd, who played “Doc” Emmett Brown.
The first video was released Wednesday. In the 43-second spot, the two actors talk about what predictions became reality at a diner. Two more videos will be released Thursday and Monday.
While there are still no flying cars, nor have the Chicago Cubs won the World Series -- yet -- cars today look a lot different than the ones depicted in the movie’s 2015.
“Over the years, we’ve had a lot of fun predicting which Back to the Future fictional 2015 technology would arrive by the real year,” Fox said in a statement. “Now that we’re a week away, I think fans are going to have a good time with what Toyota sees as a true possibility for transportation. It’s actually really cool.”