While doing press for his new movie John Wick, Keanu Reeves has been answering some questions regarding the status of Bill & Ted 3.
The screenwriters behind Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson) have been working on the Bill & Ted 3 script for years. They’ve been trying to create a script that calls for a decent budget.
Part of the argument is that it’s not that popular internationally, that’s where so much of the funding for movies comes from these days,” Keanu explained. “They’ve worked on the script and the budget, just trying to get the right script and then get the business side wrapped up, financiers and rights, all the show business stuff.
The plot will revolve around “Ted” Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) and Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) writing a song that saves the world. You’d figure that the Wyld Stallyns would have their act together….but they don’t.
The future comes back and says if you don’t write the song by this certain time the universe is going to unravel and history and everything is going to change and dinosaurs are gonna walk the Earth,” Keanu said. ” Jesus is playing baseball! All sorts of weird things start unraveling and wormholes are twisting. We have to kind of bring order back, and it’s connected into bringing our families together by writing a song.
Keanu even described a scene from the script:
No! I mean, it’s edgy. There’s a great scene where Bill and Ted are in jail and we’re seeing our future us’s and they’re all tatted and hard. They’re like, [tough sounding] “What’s up, dude? Hey dude. Hey guy.” “Stop calling me dude!” They want to beat up Bill and Ted because they’ve inherited the life that they f**ked up. They’re miserable and they hate Bill and Ted. There’s some funny stuff!
I love the fact that Bill and Ted are facing an huge ultimatum to create a hit song in order to save the world. It’s established in the first movie that the Wyld Stallyns are the hugest band on the planet and bring peace and harmony to all mankind. I will be interested to see how things develop from “bogus adventure”. I assume their musicianship declined and that they need to prove their worth and rise to become that band they are meant to be and rewrite their future. Believe it or not it has been 23 years since we have seen Bill and Ted on screen – lets hope Bill and Ted 3 gets done! What do you make of Keanu’s comments?