This past week the notion of Keanu Reeves doing a second sequel and third Bill and Ted was fantasized when Reeves joked that he would be interested in the project earlier this year. A follow up reported that he was indeed opting for the film and would be joining title co-star Alex Winter for the third installment.
MTV had a chat with Winter, who plays Bill Bill S. Preston, Esq in the two previous films who said that writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon are working on the script and have a story inline for a second follow up to Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Saying, “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.”
Really by a long shot this could work, but one snag that could hinder the future third installment is the death of actor George Carlin who played time-travel Rufus in both B&T’s Excellent Adventure and sequel B&T’s Bogus Journey. But rest assured that they have no plans to replace the character at all — much like Heath Ledger‘s Joker who (hopefully) will never be recast because frankly no one does it quite like him.
As for Matrix star Keanu Reeves, I have doubts that he will return to revise the better half of the titular duo because lets be honest here — he’s not cheap. Judging by his latest efforts, I think something a little less heavy would do nicely to restore some former glory. I love the Bill & Ted films and I think that a future follow up would be welcomed with open arms — if done right with a solid script. So thats it from me and nostalgia, stay tuned for more from the future of Bill & Ted.