Keanu Reeves has confirmed that a script is ready for yet another installment of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Reeves also emphasized that both he and co-star Alex Winter are on board to reprise their roles as the slacker rockers who are destined to (somehow) save the world with their music.
“Yeah, we have a script,” Reeves told The Independent. “We’re trying to put it together. It’s a good script, too.”
The third film will see the two heroes, now adults, struggle to finally fulfill their destiny as the world’s saviors. At first, it may seem lame, but if they do it right, I can see this really working well. If we picture Reeves and Winter trying to play the same Bill & Ted we saw in the first two films, sure, it’ll be dumb. They’re too old for all that, and if the characters are still listless slackers, they’ll be unrelatable, and unsympathetic.
Picture this instead: William and Theodore are grown men, in their forties now, they’ve left the grunge slacker life-style behind years ago, having failed to ever make anything of themselves in the scene, and both of them are now successful businessmen or lawyers or some such.
A traveler comes to them each from the future – unfortunately, we can’t have George Carlin – to let them know that they have come to another crossroads, and the future must ensure that they reconnect with their rock roots, and finally compose the song which will save the world.
This would indeed be a fun film, and could be chock full of great pop culture references from the 90s, especially if they have to do more time traveling.
The untitled Bill & Ted film – may I suggest Bill & Ted’s Epic Comeback? – has a script and lead actors, but has not been picked up by a studio yet. However, I’d be surprised if it doesn’t get picked up soon, especially if the production budget is as low as the first two films.