Let’s face it. We’re all getting a little sick and tired of ’80s and ’90s nostalgia. It’s time to move on, embrace the present, and stop putting our childhoods on a pedestal.
Riiiiight after we finally see Bill and Ted 3. Then maybe we’ll grow up.
EW reports that the long-delayed, red hotly anticipated third Bill & Ted film — under the working title Bill and Ted Face The Music — is coming together after literal decades in “development” limbo. Screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon from the first two movies are back in the fold, as are stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, who’ve been championing this project for years.
The newly-attached entities include William Sadler, who played Death in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, and director Dean Parisot, known for Galaxy Quest in 1998 and a shitload of high-profile TV gigs in the subsequent years.
What’s being said about the plot thus far scans as a logical progression from Bogus Journey. Just as the sequel went darker than the seminal Excellent Adventure by literally sending its titular heroes to hell and back, Bill and Ted Face The Music drops them in an even more terrifying location….reality.
“You’re told you’re gonna save the world,” Matheson told EW, in reference to Excellent Adventure’s premise. “And now you’re 50 and you haven’t done it. Now [Bill and Ted are] married, and it affects their marriages, and it affects their relationships with their kids, and it affects their everything.”
“Everybody’s a little older now,” Reeves interjected. “A little afraid.”
The movie has yet to nail down all the necessary financing, but Reeves, Winter, and the writing gang are hanging out enough to tweet wedding congrats videos for superfans, as documented in the video below. That’s a positive sign, for sure.
4 yrs ago they met cuz his profile said "Be Excellent to Each Other" – now it's their upcoming wedding theme. When @AndrewVerbaan reached out from the UK to see if we could surprise @samanthac85 with a wedding wish, the guys did this. So pls join in sending love to Andrew & Sam! pic.twitter.com/shGw5PwS4C
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) April 1, 2018
Y’know how we know this movie is gunna be great? As opposed to any number of nostalgia properties that wind up resurrected ‘cos somebody needs a paycheck, nobody mentioned above appears to be hurting for work. Reeves in particular has The Matrix trilogy, the John Wick franchise, and a big pile of other royalty check-generating roles on his CV. This dude does not need to make another Bill and Ted for the money. Dude does not need to do aaaanything for money ever again, which means he wouldn’t be getting behind Bill and Ted Face The Music unless he knew it was worthwhile for its own sake.