Last week we found out that there’s a script for a third excellent adventure for Bill & Ted, and what’s more, it’s finished. Both Alex Winter (Bill S. Preston, Esquire) and Keanu Reeves (Ted Theodore Logan) are on board to reprise their idiot rock god characters. But what will Bill & Ted 3 be about? Alex Winter has answers.
Winter says the script explores what has happened with Rock and Roll in the last twenty years while Bill & Ted have been gone. He explains…
What’s happened to rock and roll in the last 20 years? The movie’s going to get in and play with some of that stuff. Where is rock? Where are we? What’s happened to the whole idea of saving the world — or what hasn’t happened? There’s a lot to play with there.
It’s a good point. Where is rock? New rock music barely exists at all anymore. Rock radio stations are vanishing at a rapid pace.
Apparently getting back into being Bill and Ted will be pretty easy for them. Winter says, “…me and Reeves got together, and suddenly we’re the characters again. We didn’t even mean to. We just started riffing on it. When we were doing notes and me and Reeves started riffing on the dialogue, it’s just, oh my god. Yeah, it’s in there. God knows.”
Bill & Ted 3 isn’t officially happening yet. Reeves and Winter are still looking for someone to greenlight the project. But they sound pretty confident that it will happen at some point, and given Hollywood’s penchant for revisiting all the things that have worked before, their confidence seems warranted.
Watch the full MTV interview with Alex Winter, in which he discusses the future of Bill & Ted, embedded below.