We have some most excellent news to share with you: Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves have announced they will begin shooting Bill & Ted 3 this summer. And the would-be rock ‘n’ roll saviors will have a lot to answer for after never actually making the music that saves the world.
Rumblings of a third film in the franchise have been happening for a few years, and earlier this year those reports turned into a roar. Now the millions of people who only want to be excellent to each other can once again sing in unison about their dream for a better future, because life just got a lot less bogus after Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves announced in a video they expect to start filming the next Bill & Ted movie, titled Bill & Ted Face the Music, this summer.In a short video in front of the Hollywood Bowl, the pair, who last rocked out together as the well-meaning, musically inept goofballs in 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, thanked fans for making the much-hoped for film a reality. The video ends with a note about the release date; Face the Music will arrive to theaters on August 21, 2020.
Writer Ed Solomon previously said the long rumored Bill & Ted Face the Music will find the Wyld Stallyns dealing with the fact they never actually got around to making their Earth-saving, world peace-creating music that was promised at the end of the second film. This new film will see the middle-aged pair going back in time to deal with their younger selves.
In fairness to the Stallyns, it always feels like you have plenty of time to do everything you need to accomplish when you have a time machine . And with a couple of actual princesses on your arms, we imagine it’s not always easy to keep focused on heading to the recording studio to save mankind.
No matter what their excuse though, getting another Bill & Ted is definitely most excellent.
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