The details surrounding the long-rumored third Bill & Ted movie are beginning to emerge and it is really starting to look like this is really going to happen. To be honest, it’s a bit of a shock. I know things haven’t exactly been bustling for Keanu Reeves but, surely, he wasn’t so disillusioned by the poor performance of 47 Ronin that he’s given up all hope, right?
Deep down, my fangirl self is a little bit intrigued and excited but I’m also confused and concerned. Alex Winter shared some details about the non-linear plot and, really, X-Men: Days of Future Past and even Men in Black III barely got that kind of thing right so let’s hope they have some skilled screenwriters and directors connected with this project.
Winters told Yahoo Movies: ”There’s many versions of ourselves in this movie. [It's] answering the question: ‘What happened to these guys?’ They’re supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.”
The actor goes on to explain that it ”fits very neatly in the [series]. It’s not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you’re middle-aged, haven’t really grown up and you’re supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven’t?”
He claims that the script has been finished for a while so, hopefully, they have had time to work out any issues. Of course, Bill and Ted, who both have a severe lack of common sense, will have to explore their existence without their mentor, Rufus, since George Carlin passed away in 2008. It was so sad to lose such a clever visionary and he would have been great in a plot about middle-aged losers who need some tough love in order to get their act together.
There’s no date on when the film will be released. In the meantime, be excellent to each other.