It’s been nearly 30 years since Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey hit theaters, but it’s finally time for Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan to rock once again in Bill & Ted Face the Music. In a new video featuring franchise stars Keanu Reeves (Ted) and Alex Winter (Bill), the duo revealed when they expect filming to begin, as well as when the third movie will land in theaters.
“We want to say thank you to you, the fans, because it looks like we might actually make a movie this summer,” Reeves teased. Winter added, “It is all because of you guys, so we owe you a huge debt of gratitude. So thank you.”
The duo then offered a signature “Be excellent” to fans of the Bill and Ted movies, before a title card promised Bill & Ted Face the Music would be in theaters in Summer 2020. This news is the latest stop on a long road to get the film made. As far back as 2010, Reeves was open about the possibility of a third film, though it never came to pass.
Then, in May 2018, it was announced that the sequel was officially happening, with a script from original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, as well as Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot signing on to helm. “We couldn’t be more excited to get the whole band back together again. Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm we’ve got a dream team,” Reeves and Winter said at the time.
Still, in the aftermath of that announcement, little was said about the movie. Now, though, it looks as though the time is finally right for the return of Bill and Ted.
As for what the plot of the film will be, it was revealed by Solomon in January 2018 that the story finds Bill and Ted in modern day, as middle-aged family men that go back in time to revisit their younger selves. This will be done by using footage from the original film. No casting has been announced for Face the Music at this point. However, it’s been made clear that the role of Rufus, originally played by the late George Carlin, will not be recast.
And now the waiting game begins. Bill & Ted Face the Music will in theaters next year.