In a recent interview, Keanu Reeves (who is approaching 50 if you can believe that) dropped a few plot details about the in-development Bill & Ted 3. We previously reported that Ed Solomon (Men in Black) and Chris Matheson’s (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) script had been finished up and Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) was attached to helm. We already knew that Reeves and Alex Winter would be reprising their roles, but now we have an idea of what they’ll be doing in the threequel and the role that time travel plays. Hit the jump to see what Reeves had to say.
It’s tough to believe that a third Bill & Ted movie is becoming a reality, but that seems to be the case. We reported back in March that creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson had a finished script, and now Vulture reports that they’ve attached Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) to direct. Solomon and Matheson wrote the script on spec in order to make sure that the new film wasn’t a reboot or a remake. Keanu Reeves (Ted Theodore Logan) and Alex Winter (Bill S. Preston, Esq.) are both attached to return.
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Just the other day, we heard the most excellent news that the script for a Bill & Ted sequel is complete. Star Alex Winter tweeted the good news, adding that now all they need is a green light. Winter recently sat down with MTV News and talked a bit about what to expect from the sequel, confirming that he’s optimistic Bill & Ted 3 will see the light of day:
“I think the reality is there probably will be another one”
Beyond the optimism, Winter briefly got into how the sequel came about and what kind of issues they’re looking to explore. In case you were worried, Winter and Keanu Reeves had a great deal of input into the story, going so far as to get into character to hash out dialogue. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
Back in April, we received an update on the status of a third Bill & Ted movie. Keanu Reeves (who played Ted “Theodore Logan) said he and Alex Winter (Bill S. Preston, Esq.) were expecting a draft of the script in about six weeks. Today, it looks as though the Wyld Stallyns have a finished script. While speaking to The Independent about his new documentary Side by Side, Reeves was asked about how the project was coming along. “Yeah, we have a script. We’re trying to put it together. It’s a good script too.” Winter confirmed the progress of the script by tweeting “Script done? Check. -We love it? Check. -Green light? Working on it!”
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Alex Winter, best known (however unfortunately) as Bill from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, has spent the better part of a decade trying to make a movie about Napster. MTV Films announced in 2002 that Winter was attached to write and direct a feature based on the newly acquired rights to the life story of Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning. The project was held up in development, long enough for The Social Network to become the quintessential movie about the digital revolution, including a notable appearance by fellow Napster co-founder Sean Parker (played by Justin Timberlake).
Winter still carries a flame for the story, and so will reposition it as a documentary backed by VH1. Hit the jump to read more about Winter’s approach.
While I’m going to have trouble believing that a third Bill & Ted movie is a reality until cameras actually start rolling on it, Keanu Reeves says that he expects the writers to send him and co-star Alex Winter a draft in about six weeks. Reeves also told MTV that the film will be based on the events of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey:
“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. 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.”
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“Do you know where there are any personages of historical significance around here?”
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On the red carpet of last night’s Academy Awards, MTV asked Keanu Reeves if there was any hope for a third Bill & Ted movie. When interviewer Josh Horowitz said Keanu should make another excellent adventure, Reeves joked “I’m trying!” Horowitz then asked if Reeves was joking (because the actor’s gigantic grin was apparently too cryptic), Reeves said he wasn’t joking and as for the movie, “We’ll see.”
At least 90% of the time, no actor will ever flat-out say they’ll never make a sequel to one of their hit films. It’s smart for an actor to leave every door open, even if there’s almost zero chance he or she will ever walk through it (no matter how much Alex Winter is pleading on the other side).