Bill & Ted were two of the late-80’s/early-90’s most iconic on-screen duos, yet in the near 30 years since they last appeared on the big screen, all attempts to revive them have failed. Until today at least. That’s right, the time for a Wyld Stallyns revival is upon us according to Ed Solomon, the dude tasked with returning to write the script for Bill & Ted part 3.
Set in San Dimas, California, the Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was an early vehicle for Keanu Reeves, as he teamed up with Alex Winter as the titular pair of High School bums on the brink of flunking. For Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, failing High School would spell the end of their gnarly rock band The Wyld Stallyns, which unbeknownst to them, would be a major bummer for the future of all mankind. With only hours to spare before the proverbial ax comes down on these tone-deaf ax men, they are gifted a time machine disguised as a telephone kiosk by a fan from the future, to allow them to travel back in time to help them ace their history paper and ensure the fate of the future remains a most excellent one. A much darker sequel Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and an animated TV show followed shortly after.
According to Solomon, the third installment of the franchise will be titled Bill and Ted Face The Music, and will be similar in tone to the original 1989 favorite. Original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reprise their roles, while tribute will be paid to their late co-star George Carlin, who played Rufus – the guy who guides the halfwit heroes through their adventures.
The project has been over a decade in the making, but Solomon states this is not a cash-in on nostalgia:
“We really think there’s another movie to be done that is the opposite of cynical, that is actually made with love. [It’ll be] made with love and affection for the characters, and affection for the fans of Bill & Ted. All of us really want to give the people who love Bill & Ted, and people who haven’t even discovered Bill & Ted yet, a movie that is worthy of their affection. And we’re trying!”.
Although plot details are none existent, we haven’t stopped strumming our air guitars in the Horror Geek Life offices ever since this news dropped, and we’ll be sure to follow up the story when we have further details.