the image is photoshopped
we still have three more years to future day
I knew the actual future Marty visits in the sequel is 2015, but there is a point early in first movie where doc brown is trying out different dates on the DeLorean, one of which is the signing of the declaration of independence, before settling into 1955. I was under the impression that’s what the 2012 date was but it did seem awfully arbitrary. Much as I like this movie I can’t remember every single detail in it.
That’s a really weird hoax to pull off in the first place, why would you even
(Wow I just realized how obvious the photoshop is now, the 2012 doesn’t even align with the digital display it’s on top of)