In #thesetryingtimes, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, given that a plague of reboots has been chewing a destructive path through the grain fields of our youth for quite some time now. It’s mostly garbage we could do without (I’m looking at you, Overboard), but every once in a while there’s an OK idea. One such OK idea is a planned third installment of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Bill & Ted Face The Music, will star Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in their respective roles. The script was written by B&T originators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Oh, and it will be directed by Dean Parisot of Galaxy Quest fame!
Bill and Ted 3 … F yea! pic.twitter.com/e182iEr71Y— Zak Bagans (@Zak_Bagans) May 8, 2018
When we last saw the boys of Wyld Stallyns in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, there was some business about a utopian society, they went to hell, they played Battleship with Death, there was something about robot clones and I think they had girlfriends? Honestly, I really don’t remember much. But I don’t think it matters. Here’s what’s coming for #3:
Currently in preproduction, Bill & Ted Face the Music will see the duo long past their days as time-traveling teenagers and now weighed down by middle age and the responsibilities of family. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it. Out of luck and fresh out of inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, they find much, much more than just a song.
Sounds promising. But again, I don’t think it matters. The fact is, no matter your sexual orientation, I think most people will agree that Keanu Reeves can get it. Whatever “it” means to you; be it your genitals, your admiration or your respect — Keanu can receive it. He probably comes as close to having universal approval than any other celebrity out there (much to The Rock’s chagrin). There’s even a whole Twitter account dedicated to Keanu Doing Things. So if there’s a market for Keanu doing things like…
keanu reeves drinking a corona & having an existential crisis pic.twitter.com/6deLioRw9i— keanu doing things (@keanuthings) March 4, 2018
keanu reeves wearing earrings in the 80s pic.twitter.com/C3YanNrNkd— keanu doing things (@keanuthings) May 6, 2018
… then there is definitely a market for Keanu doing things like a 30-years-later reboot of Bill & Ted. I think it’s safe to assume that there are plenty of people who will call this EXCELLENT! news.