Keanu Reeves has excellent news for “Bill & Ted” fans.
During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show”, the “John Wick: Chapter 2” actor revealed the “cool story” writers have lined up for the long-gestating “Bill & Ted 3”.
A screenplay has allegedly been floating around for years with Reeves now confirming the highly-anticipated third movie in the “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and “Bogus Journey” franchise is is in the pipeline. While the actor admits the film is still in the works, he sheds some light on the proposed plot that includes more elements of time travel and the music of Wyld Stallyns.
“Bill and Ted, still alive,” he jokes. “The writers had a story and we’re trying to make it.”
The 52-year-old actor tells host Graham Norton and fellow guests Jamie Dornan and Whoopi Goldberg that the plot would focus on the now middle-aged Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted “Theodore” Logan.
“It would be Bill and Ted in their 50s. I mean, that just makes me laugh, right there,” Reeves says. “There’s a cool story. Basically they’re supposed to write a song to save the world and they haven’t done that,” he explains.
The original 1989 comedy alluded that the slacker duo and their band, Wyld Stallyns, would create music that would unite the world. The new movie will explore what happened to them in their time since 1991’s “Bogus Journey” as they now face down an even bigger challenge – saving the entire universe.
“The pressure of having to save the world,” he says. “You know their marriages are falling apart, their kids are kind of mad at them. But then someone comes from the future and tells them if they don’t write this song, it’s not the world now, it’s the universe. So they have to save the universe because time is breaking apart, so then elements of the past are coming in [to the future].”