We all love “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. We’re all more or less on board with “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey”.
Now, plans are in motion for “Bill and Ted Face the Music”, a third instalment in the series that will see two excellent dudes still fighting to create the hit song that will bring about world peace and a new order of society.
That said, these plans have been in motion for a long time. Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, the writers of the original movie, have been trying to get a third film made for almost ten years, but things simply aren’t falling perfectly into place.
According to the pair, a big part of the problem is that movie studios aren’t interested in a continuation of the series, proving once and for all that studio executives are utterly and completely terrible that their jobs.
Apparently, most executives would rather reboot the entire franchise with a brand new teenage cast, because who’d ever want to see a movie with Keanu Reeves in a lead role?!
On an unrelated note, here’s a picture of John Wick.
Perhaps in a desperate attempt to drum up support for the movie, Solomon and Matheson have shared a little of what they’re hoping to do with “Bill and Ted Face the Music”, including a fun little segment in which footage from the original movie is reworked so that a middle-aged Bill and Ted can hang out with their younger selves from the first film.
“There’s actually a scene – one of my favourite scenes in the whole movie – where middle-aged, 50-year-old Bill and Ted return to the Circle K and see their teen selves and Rufus, and actually interact with their teenage selves, played by their actual teenage selves.”
It’s hard to say that this wouldn’t fit with the overall tone of the series up to this point! This would probably work pretty well, especially considering how well movies like “Terminator Genisys” have done at blending old and new footage together so that actors can fight themselves.
(It’s just a shame that Genisys has very little else going for it.)
By all accounts, “Bill and Ted Face the Music” sounds like it’d be a swell movie. Solomon and Matheson have been working on this out of their own pocket for a decade, because they’re so passionate about getting the whole thing right.
They’ve also got Dean Parisot on board to direct the movie – he’s best known for the “Star Trek” spoof “Galaxy Quest”, and as such, he’d probably be perfect for this kind of ridiculous movie.
Alas, though, it’s probably never actually going to happen. Ten years is a long time to keep believing in a movie like this, and it might be easier to simply assume that we’ll never see Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan teaming up again on the big screen.
That is totally bogus.