Keanu Reeves, Alex Winters Confirm They’re Working Toward Bill & Ted 3
Both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters have confirmed, in vague but still promising terms, that they’re working toward making a second sequel to the Bill and Ted movie franchise.
If you are unfamiliar with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, this news probably doesn’t mean much to you anyway, but basically: Following two bumbling, not particularly intelligent characters Bill (Alex Winters) and Ted (Keanu Reeves), the first two movies in the franchise had the duo traveling through time in order to better complete a history report for school, and battling Death in order to return to the world of the living, and created something of a cult following and many, many Keanu jokes for years to come.
Now, 19 years after the second film’s release, both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters have confirmed they’re trying to get a Bill and Ted 3 off the ground. Everything is in the preliminary stages so far so no distinct timeframe has been set, but as Winters said, “We would love to not be doing this when we’re 60,” and “it’s a question of when the script is done, when Reeves is free, when I’m free, and getting the whole damn thing up and running.”
We kicked around the idea over the years and had always thought if we could make something that was as kind of genuine in spirit as the originals and without falling prey to kind of retro cynicism or something that was unnecessary, it would be worth doing … Now the cat’s out of the bag, and the truth is that, yeah, we have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great.
Plus, here’s a video of Keanu being funny about it. (Must … not … make … sad … bench … reference.)
(story via MTV Movies Blog, video via MTV via Paste Magazine)
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