Bill & Ted third film details have surfaced as well as its official title.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is the title of the perpetually-gestating third film in the franchise, reveals screenwriter Ed Solomon in an interview with Digital Spy. Solomon, of course, co-created the air-guitaring duo with Chris Matheson when they wrote 1989’s original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its less-successful, but cult-appreciated 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Having spent a decade on the threequel script, which he co-wrote with Matheson – with outside help from Reeves and Winter to get the project going – Solomon states that everyone involved are “really proud” of the script and have “worked very hard.” He describes their approach to the story, stating:
“This is not, ‘Hey let’s all cash-in on the Bill & Ted thing for money’ – this is the opposite. This is, ‘We love these characters, they’ve been with us for our whole lives’ – Chris and me, and Alex and Keanu – and we wanted to visit them again as middle-aged men. We thought it would be really fun, and funny, and sweet.”
“We really think there’s another movie to be done that is the opposite of cynical, that is actually made with love. [It’ll be] made with love and affection for the characters, and affection for the fans of Bill & Ted. All of us really want to give the people who love Bill & Ted, and people who haven’t even discovered Bill & Ted yet, a movie that is worthy of their affection. And we’re trying!”
“There’s actually a scene – one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie – where middle-aged, 50-year-old Bill and Ted return to the Circle K and see their teen selves and Rufus, and actually interact with their teenage selves, played by their actual teenage selves.” Adding, “They return to that scene at the Circle K when Bill and Ted first meet themselves, only now they’re watching their younger selves and looking at the exuberance and joy that they had at that time in their lives. And they see Rufus, they see George Carlin…”
So psyched for this threeqal to be released, stay tuned for more updates and “be excellent to each other”.