Good news for everyone still waiting for that third ‘Bill and Ted’ movie! According to executive producer Steven Soderbergh, the movie is going to be “hilarious,” a statement the man made recently at the Slamdance film festival, which takes place right next to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah.
According to Soderbergh, who spoke about the film while at the premiere of his new movie ‘High Flying Bird,’ the film seems to be titled ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music,’ and has a chance of being released as early as this Christmas, which means they are planning on getting into production very soon. Soderbergh claims the movie is a “love gig” for everyone working on it, especially since “nobody is getting paid” (he joked), and in regards to a Christmas release, he said, “That’d be a good Christmas present.”
Other details for the film that have been released so far are the fact that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would be returning as the original Wyld Stallyns under the direction of Dean Parisot, best known for his work directing ‘Galaxy Quest.’ The new movie is being written by the original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, who pitched the whole thing to Soderbergh while working with the man on a multimedia project called ‘Mosaic.’ It has been years in the making, with Reeves and Winters providing updates whenever possible to their fans to try to keep hope and fan fervor up, though it always seemed like every time good news was announced, it was inevitably shot down by more bad news within a couple of weeks. So honestly, I am not holding my breath about that Christmas release, though it would be pretty amazing.
What are your thoughts about Soderbergh’s comments, and the potential to see a new ‘Bill and Ted’ movie before 2019 is over? Do you think it could really happen this time? After 30 years since the original, do you think too much time has passed, or do you think the time gap opens the door for some great comedic possibilities? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!