Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter set to reunite for 'Bill & Ted 3'
It has been nearly three full decades since Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter first appeared onscreen together in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and just a few weeks ago a follow-up to the movie's 1991 sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey seemed like a very remote possibility indeed.
However, back in March Reeves and Winter were tentatively talking up the possibility of a third movie in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, and now it seems like the boys are finally getting the band back together with the news that Wyld Stallyns are set to reunite and return to the big screen.
Bill & Ted Face The Music is currently in pre-production and will see Reeves and Winter reprise their roles as Ted 'Theodore' Logan and Bill S. Preston, esq. for the first time in almost thirty years. Screenwriting duo Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, the men behind the original movie and its sequel, will also be returning to provide the script, with Dean Parisot set to direct.
As fans of the original movies might remember, the time-travelling teenagers discovered that, at some point in the future, their band Wyld Stallyns would be responsible for writing 'the greatest song ever written' – a tune so powerful that nothing less than the future of civilisation depended on it.
This time around however Bill & Ted are firmly into middle age and, despite having written thousands of songs, they are yet to pen their first hit, much less the greatest song the world has ever known. The pair are also now dealing with all the responsibilities that come with adult life, such as holding down jobs and looking after their families, but the clock is ticking and the duo are reminded by a visitor from the future that if they fail in their task, it could mean the end of life as we know it.
A statement from Reeves and Winter said: “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!”
There's no firm release date for the film as yet as the project is still in the early stages, but more news is expected to follow in the coming weeks and months.