26 years after the release of the sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991, Keanu Reeves has let slip that a long awaited third film is in the works. Sitting down alongside Jamie Dornan and Whoopi Goldberg for an episode of The Graham Norton Show, the 52-year old explained that the writers are busily working on a new script for a fresh addition.
Obviously having some feedback from the studio and writer's room on the development of the project, Reeves was confident enough in the staff and production team to make the news public. On the circuit to promote John Wick: Chapter 2, the action star opened up about the story in the works and where we will be finding the two high school dropouts in the future.
Forget The World, Bill & Ted Need To Save The Universe!
Modest hits commercially and critically speaking, the buddy comedies remain cult classics and while it will be some time between drinks, Reeves states that the pieces are coming together.
"Speaking of sequels," remarked the host, "much excitement - well maybe, is it true? Bill & Ted 3?" As the studio audience went up in raptures, Reeves replied, "Cool, alright. Bill & Ted still alive... Yeah the writers had a story and we're trying to make it... Yeah it would be Bill & Ted in their 50s and that just makes me laugh right there! I mean, what happened to these guys?"
Fiction Reflecting Reality For Bill Esquire
On one hand, Keanu Reeves would use the 1989 comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure as a springboard to incredible heights - from Point Break to Speed, Chain Reaction and The Matrix franchise. For Alex Winter though, he would barely feature on another motion picture to pop up in small projects via television and home movies.
Outlining the basic plot for the follow up, Reeves indicates that not all has gone according to plan for the two heroes since we last saw them in action.
"There's a cool story," started the Knock Knock star. "Basically they're supposed to write a song to save the world and they haven't done that. So the pressure of having to save the world - you know their marriages are falling apart, they're kids are kind of mad at them, but then someone comes from the future and tells them if they don't write the song - it's not just the world now, it's the universe. So they have to save the universe because time is breaking apart."