The rise of Bill & Ted 3 has been rumored to be on the horizon. We’ve heard from Alex Winter, we’ve heard from Keanu Reeves and what we’ve heard is that they’re both very intent on reprising the roles they made famous back in the late 80s. But as that production lumbers on, scripts and budgets being tweaked to make the possibility into a reality, someone else looks to be jumping on the return of Bill & Ted bandwagon. For according to Ian Brill of Boom! Studios, we’ll be getting another Bill & Ted comic book in the near future. (more…)
Some may consider it a blasphemy and others may be jumping in their seats with joy, but whatever your opinion on the upcoming third installment of the Bill & Ted franchise, it looks to be moving steadily along toward completion. We already know a few details about what to expect, such as the fact that they won’t be trying to make the 40-something-year-old actors look like they’re teenagers again. Now, Alex Winter has been talking to Yahoo! UK and revealing a few more tidbits. Scroll on for some most excellent information about Bill & Ted 3. (more…)
The news keeps rolling out about the third film in the Bill & Ted franchise. Keanu Reeves talked with GQ and said this about the plot details for Bill & Ted III:
“One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world,” and they haven’t done it.
So everybody is kind of like: ‘Where is the song?; The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock.
We go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future ‘us’ refuses to tell us, and another future ‘us’ blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.”
What do you think about that? It could work out, there’s a lot of material in that search for the greatest song. The movie still needs financing and a studio to produce the film so perhaps this is an attempt by Keanu to hype up the fan base and garner interest from studios. If that’s the case then expect some more info to come out in the days to come.
After more than 20 years off the screen, it looks like Bill & Ted may be coming back for another round of attempting to save the world by traveling through time. The latest rumors appear to be more than just rumors, as both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter (that’s the other guy) have been commenting that the script for Bill & Ted 3 is done and looks good.
Bill & Ted’s adventures started Excellent in 1989 and turned Bogus in 1991, with some added storyline coming in the form of an animated series, a horrible live-action television show (sans Reeves and Winter) and a comic book. The latest addition will turn the franchise into a trilogy, where it will join the ranks of such classics as Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Oh wait… those are all screwed up now, aren’t they?
Well, regardless of how many films make a trilogy, the question still remains whether these two 40-something actors can bring back the old magic and produce a flick that is going to do more than just make people ill.
The new movie’s plot appears to revolve around finishing the original story by having Bill & Ted write the fabled song that will end up saving the world. What they save the world from remains to be seen. One can only hope that they’re not attempting to save it from this film, as they would be a tad too late.
Both actors have expressed interest in doing a third film, though only if the script was acceptable. Winter isn’t doing much else these days, so it’s understandable that he’d give the green light. And Reeves? Well, how good does a script have to be for him to jump on board?
Despite the thumbs up from the Excellent duo, there still remains the possibility that this potential abortion never makes it to production. Seriously, how many people want to see two middle-aged dudes acting borderline mentally handicapped while attempting to save the world? Oh wait, that’s most of the movie-viewing audience in America, isn’t it? If Bruce Willis can make 47 Die Hard films, Reeves and Winter certainly deserve a chance to try their hands at another B&T extravaganza.
On the plus side for Reeves, this may be his big chance to finally win that Oscar, reprising the role that made him a household name and, as a result, tolerable enough to be cast in dozens of other films. Or maybe not.
*EDITORS NOTE: Special thanks to Nerd Bastards contributor Jason McAnelly for covering today’s “Most Excellent” news.
Hey, funny story, did you hear that a few months ago Keanu Reeves let word slip that there was going to be a Bill & Ted 3 in the works? Yeah, it’s real but we haven’t heard much else since pal Alex Winters shared a few details on the progress of the sequel. Now finally there has been a break and the phone booth is returning thanks to MTV and their recent interview with star Keanu Reeves.
While in the middle of promoting his current movie Henry’s Crime, Reeves gave an update on the current state of Bill & Ted 3, saying: “I believe the writers are six weeks away from a draft. No pressure, guys!” Looks like they’re running their balls pretty close to the bandsaw on this one, but he did go on to tell a bit of the plot to the next film.
“I know a little bit. But I don’t know — the fellas went off and cooked it up. I don’t know what happened when they put the elements together.”
In other words, he doesn’t know squat. As for where this will pick up in the lives of Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves).
“When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn’t happened,” he said. “So they’ve now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there’s an element of time and they have to go back.”
Check out the entire interview below:
I’m really interested to see what kind of story the quartet (Reeves, Winters, and writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon) have in mind. Bill and Ted have been to the future, been to the past. They’ve been to heaven and they’ve been to hell. Where do they go from here? While they figure it out, can someone please fix Alex Winters’ face? It looks like a really abused vagina.
Via: Geek Tyrant