While discussing his crowdfunded Frank Zappa documentary with Forbes, Alex Winter dropped some most excellent news regarding the supposed third entry in the “Bill & Ted” saga: “We have a script, we have a director, we have a studio — we’re just trying to nail down a start date.” Winter, the Bill S. Preston, Esq. to Keanu Reeves’ Ted “Theodore” Logan, also states that screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (who penned the first two films) are responsible for said script. Production may begin as early as the end of this year.
Those first two “Bill & Ted” movies, “Excellent Adventure” and “Bogus Journey,” found the two members of Wyld Stallyns traveling through time for a school project, and playing Twister with the Grim Reaper in order to return to the land of the living after being pushed off a cliff by their evil android twins. The as-yet untitled follow-up will document an ostensibly more down-to-earth conflict: writing the song that brings about world peace, as prophesied by “Excellent Adventure.” 25 years of age and experience aren’t likely to have brought much wisdom to the Two Great Ones, which isn’t to say that their antics shouldn’t be just as entertaining to follow along with — even if vital cast member George Carlin is no longer with us.
Reeves has been less optimistic about the proposed sequel, telling IGN just last month that “We’re closer, and we’re not closer…We’re really just still trying to get the story right.” Hopefully that’s just his Sad Keanu side talking. In the meantime, do as everyone’s favorite dudes from San Dimas do and be excellent to each other.
For more on what Keanu’s been up to, watch the ‘John Wick’ trailer: