For the past year or so, we’ve been getting updates on the planned third installment of the Bill & Ted movie franchise that stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter and began way back in the early 90′s. Back in March, Keanu confirmed that the film’s script has been written. Today, we learn some actual details about the plot in new comments made by Reeves to GQ magazine. Those of you who remember the original films know that Bill and Ted traveled back thru time in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and they traveled to Heaven and Hell in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. For the as-yet untitled third film, Keanu tells us that Bill and Ted travel forward into the future.
One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven’t done it. So everybody is kind of like: “Where is the song?” The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future “us” refuses to tell us, and another future “us” blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.
As I’ve said all along, I am in LOVE with the idea of a new Bill & Ted movie. Honestly, does the script really matter? I know that Keanu and Alex are really proud of the new script but honestly, the only people who will see this movie are nostalgic fans of the original movies … and they will see the movie irregardless of the film’s plot. I’ll be there for sure to see this movie, no matter what … but, yeah, I guess I’m happy that the actors seem to really care about the movie script.