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.”
Hit the jump for my thoughts on the potential sequel.
I’m a bit confused by Reeves’ description of the plot. Are Bill and Ted in their mid-40s and still trying to come up with a hit song? Isn’t that a little sad? I think a more interesting story would be to see Bill and Ted as the revered rockers in the “future” and struggling to figure out how to rule. The first two movies were all about leading the eponymous heroes to their destiny. I think if they’re planning to do a sequel, an interesting take would be to see Bill and Ted having attained that destiny and moving forward from there.
But I’m on board with a new Bill & Ted movie simply because I think it could be delightfully goofy to see these characters again played by the same actors when it’s been twenty years since the last movie.