We’ve been teased for years about a possible third Bill and Ted film, but with nothing but rumours to get excited about, it’s been a bit hit and miss on whether we could trust what we were hearing.
But now it seems we have confirmation that Bill and Ted 3 is definitely happening. Star Alex Winter has been out promoting his documentary Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa?, and as part of an interview with Forbes Magazine, he revealed a number of exciting tidbits of information.
Here’s everything we know:
Bill and Ted are both back
Speaking to Forbes, Winter – who played Bill S. Preston – in the original films, confirmed that Keanu Reeves will indeed be back to reprise his role of Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan, and made us all feel stupid for thinking otherwise:
“How the [fuck] would we make it if he wasn’t on board? People always ask if Keanu’s doing it and I’m like, ‘No, I’m making a Bill movie.’ Of course, he’s in it. I can’t make a Bill & Ted movie without Keanu.”
They’ve been working on it for years
Rumours have been abound for ages about a third installment in to a possible Bill and Ted trilogy, and Winter confirmed that for the most part at least those rumours were well founded, with work on a third filming having been underway for over half a decade: “We’ve been working on it for, like six years. We’re knee-deep in the script.”
The original writers are on board
Of course, with great comedy films so much more goes in to it than just a talented group of actors and a good director.
Writer’s rather unfairly receive little public credit, which is a shame because they add so much to the onscreen humour.
Good news for fans of the original Bill and Ted movies though, Winter confirmed that the first two films’ writers are back on board: “It’s been written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, who wrote the first two, they are fantastic writers, and the script is great.”
Everything is looking good
“We have a script, we have a director, we have a studio,” Winter said during his interview, which will surely be welcome relief to many who thought this latest spate of rumours was just that: a spurious bout of misinformation.
Coming from Winter’s mouth we now have some concrete details.
But they don’t know when they’ll start making it
“We’re just trying to nail down a start date,” said Winter when quizzed on when the film will actually start shooting.
Forbes asked him if that start date would come by the end of this year or during the early part of the next, Winter replied, “Hopefully the former, possibly the latter.”