Bill & Ted sequel really happening
It seems hard to believe that the recent talk of a third Bill & Ted film has been nothing more than rumour and the continuing musings of an actor wanting another film from the series, something we see from actors answering leading questions regarding sequels all the time, however it seems it is. Well according to Keanu Reeves.
He's been saying that there's a script almost completed and he has a little tease for what the plot could be.
I struggle with the idea of a sequel though. I mean Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey was made back in 1991 and the original Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure was from 1989. This is 2011 and the actors and audience have moved on since then, and moved on a lot. Haven't they?
Actually perhaps we haven't, and looking at Keanu Reeves he certainly hasn't managed to separate himself too much from that role. Okay we've seen him manage it well in Speed and the Matrix series, and there have been moments with Street Kings, Constantine, Point Break and Much Ado About Nothing...actually there are a few surprises in there when you look at the list. Still, there's not been a huge breakaway for him and it's not difficult to see him back in the role.
For Alex Winter it's a lot easier than that, so perhaps they could return to those roles without too much of a stretch? What about the audience, have we moved on?
Certainly there's a lot of talk for the return, but I wonder how well they'll do in the cinema. I mean do we even remember what these characters were like, are there still people like them who we can associate with? Or does none of that matter and even if it was another ten years we'd welcome them back?
In the second film I just loved the character of the Grim Reaper played by William Sadler and the situations he got into, everything else was fluff for me. I don't know if I want to see another Bill & Ted adventure. It's been a long time and the love for sequels out there has been chipped away by a Hollywood intent on producing more and more sub-standard copies.
That doesn't mean that this sequel doesn't have somewhere to go, Keanu Reeves thinks it does when he speaks to MTV, although to be fair he's thought this for years and kept talking about it.
"When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn't happened...So they've now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there's an element of time and they have to go back."
That's about as much as we'll get for now as Reeves says the writers came up with the idea and then went off to get the script battered out. Now we're just waiting to hear if it's any good and if it will attract a production deal and director. Let's bear in mind that someone needs to sign up to invest the cash to make the film yet and we need a decent director on board.
Mind you with Keanu Reeves on board for the film they have their main star, it's just up to the fans and what they say now. If they shout positively about it then we could be seeing the third Bill & Ted really happening.