Alex Winter Talks BILL & TED Sequel; Says Film Will Explore “What’s Happened to Rock & Roll in the Last 20 Years”

     March 9, 2012


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.

bill-ted-3Though he was remiss to go too far into specifics in his interview with MTV, Winter spoke about one part of the sequel that hadn’t come to mind:

“The movies were always about rock & roll, that was a big part of the movies, so [we’ll explore] what’s happened to rock & roll in the last twenty years. So the movie’s gonna get in and play with some of that stuff: where’s rock, where are we, what’s happened to the whole idea of saving the world, or what hasn’t happened?”

When we last left Bill and Ted, they were supposed to have written the song that saved the world through their glorious band Wyld Stallyns. Both Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey had a fairy prominent music element, so it’ll be fun to see the characters confront things like autotune and dubstep in present day (Full disclosure: I’m still not entirely sure what dubstep is).

Winter went on to say that he and Reeves are very happy with the script and added that they actually got into character when working out some of the dialogue and story issues. All in all, it sounds like the two were very involved in bringing another Bill & Ted to the script stage, and I can only hope that some studio is willing to put the lovable, goofy duo back onscreen soon. You can watch Winter’s interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz below.


  • Grayden

    I lament that this will not have George Carlin’s ‘Rufus’.

  • Realistic

    Moon an stars please align- make this movie happen!!!! It will be totally awesome!!

  • terry

    What happen to rock and roll 20 years later?
    Brittany Spears and Justin Beiber(ew and super ew, respectively) happened.

  • elastic

    They should get Louis CK to play Rufus. The guy’s a huge fan of George Carlin, has the same profession (comedian/actor), and even resembles him a little. Maybe Bill and Ted could travel into the future to meet a young Rufus and help him become the wise man he was in the first two instalments?

  • Trav

    I don’t think Keanu has broken character in 20yrs, so it was easy to hash out lines.

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  • BobLoblaw

    Kudos to Keyawno for not becoming too important over these last 20 years to jump back into the character that made him famous.

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