Keanu Reeves has been hinting for years now that he might someday show up in a third Bill & Ted movie opposite Alex Winter as Bill S. Preson, Esquire… but no one really took it seriously. Keanu was too famous, seemed like he was too far past that character, and the idea of revisiting them at all, no matter how beloved they are, felt ridiculous. But Keanu hasn’t been in anything significant since Day the Earth Stood Still flopped in 2008 and really, you have to look all the way back to the second Matrix movie in 2003 to find an all around successful film with his name toplining it. What do you do when your career is kind of dead but you’re still really famous? Dial one number higher and go back to the well.
So it’s more likely than ever that Keanu Reeves might actually want to push to do a Bill & Ted 3, which is probably why they’ve gone through the trouble to actually have someone write a script for it. Keanu tells The Independent, “Yeah, we have a script. We’re trying to put it together. It’s a good script too.”
His Bill & Ted co-star Alex Winter then confirmed everything by tweeting, “Script done? Check. -We love it? Check. -Green light? Working on it!”
So what’s it going to be about? Keanu Reeves has hinted in the past the the movie might end up following Ted Theodore Logan and Bill S. Preston as they attempt to write their fabled song, which is supposed to save the world. That’s a lot of pressure to put on two time-traveling idiots, no matter how old they are now.