Every few years there are a handful of classic movies that we routinely hear sequel talk about. Ghostbusters is one. Incessant talk and rumors about part three of that franchise just won’t die, no matter what Bill Murray says. Another member of this fraternity is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Once or twice a year someone asks Keanu Reeves or Alex Winter about the possibility of a third film, one of them says how great it would be to get the gang back together, maybe there’s talk of a script, we all get excited for a moment, and then talk subsides.
So, once again, there is chatter of Bill & Ted 3. Here’s the catch, this time it might actually be legit. According to Vulture both Reeves and Winter are attached to reprise their roles. Creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have a script, and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot is on board to take the helm. That sounds like more than just idle talk.
In an era of remakes, reboots, and reimaginings, Bill & Ted 3 would be an honest-to-god sequel. The action picks up Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq. in the midst of their current lives.
There is not production deal currently in place, and there are some questions about where the Bill & Ted rights are presently hanging out, though the package is being shopped around. The goal is “to make a mid-priced studio comedy like Hot Tub Time Machine.”
Most of the parties involved are currently working on other projects. Solomon and Matheson are finishing Rapturepalooza, Parisot is directing the sequel to RED, and Reeves is making his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi. Still, despite all of their other commitments, it seems that strange things may once again be afoot at the Circle K.
One question remains, however, how will the new film cope with the current lack of phone booths in the modern world? Do kids these days even know what a phone booth is?