Keanu Reeves Talks BILL AND TED 3, Plot Finds the Characters “Crushed by Responsibility”

     August 13, 2012


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.

Reeves recently spoke to GQ about his current projects and the conversation turned to Reeves’ age, his documentary Side by Side, about the widening chasm between film and digital, as well as comments on his kung fu film, Man of Tai Chi But you’re here for the Bill and Ted 3 tidbits, so here they are:

Keanu-Reeves-bill-and-ted-3GQ: It seems the least likely thing for you to do is another Bill-and-Ted movie. And yet it seems you are.

Keanu Reeves:
We have a nice story. We’ll see if anyone else wants to make it.

GQ: Is it easy to imagine those characters middle-aged?

Keanu Reeves:
I don’t know. It’s one thing to think about it, but to perform it… 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. And 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.

Be sure to head over to GQ for the rest of the interview with Reeves.
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