Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter return for Bill and Ted 3

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter return for Bill and Ted 3

Almost 30 years after Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter debuted their roles as teen time-travelers Ted Logan and Bill Preston in the cult classic Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the dynamic duo is back to reprise the roles for a third movie.

The film will be titled Bill & Ted Face The Music, according to EW.

Reeves dropped clues about the script in 2017 to Graham Norton on the BBC, saying that Bill and Ted are "supposed to write a song to save the world and they haven't done that".

BLOOM's Alex Walton said: "Fans of Bill and Ted have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last Bogus Journey in 1991".

The Chris and Ed mentioned are the franchise's original creators, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.

The Plot: When we last met Bill and Ted they were time-traveling teenagers trying to pass history class and win the battle of the bands. 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.

Reeves will again play Ted "Theodore" Logan and Winter is portraying Bill S. Preston Esq. Steven Soderbergh, of all people, is an executive producer.

Bill & Ted Face the Music picks up 27 years after mentor Rufus (George Carlin) told Bill and Ted that they would write music that would turn the world into a utopia. Since Orion Pictures is defunct, MGM now owns the rights to Bill & Ted. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, Bill and Ted find much, much more than just a song. The project is now in pre-production.

Besides the two films, Bill & Ted became a worldwide brand at the time of its release. There was also a spin-off TV series and video game. Evan Richards, Christopher Kennedy and Rick Overton replaced the original central trio, seemingly in preparation for the three playing the same roles in Fox's live-action Bill& Ted's Excellent Adventures show the following year. The third installment has been in the works since 2010.

Reeves went on to be a massive star, making classics like Speed, Point Break, The Matrix and John Wick. Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot will direct the film.

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