A few days ago, we received confirmation of a completed ‘Bill and Ted 3’ script. In an interview posted today by MTV about his new Napster documentary, ‘Downloaded’, Alex Winter AKA Bill S. Preston Esquire let the Freebird out of the bag on some themes he, co-star Keanu Reeves, and writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon came up with for the third big screen adventure for the time traveling twits.
While trying not to give too much away, Winter let these two themes slip:
“The movies were always about rock & roll, that was a big part of the movies, so what’s happened to rock & roll in the last twenty years? The movie’s gonna get in and play with some of that stuff – where’s rock, where are we, what’s happened to the whole idea of saving the world, or what hasn’t happened?”
Winter says that the reality of the situation is that “there probably will be another one”. He also said that they’re not doing it just to do it, and with themes like the ones that he mentioned, it could be a very interesting film.
I can already picture some of the comedy that they could come up with, especially with things like rock icon Steven Tyler being a judge on American Idol and Gene Simmons and Ozzy having their own reality shows now. It’s ironic, too, that MTV, who was a huge part of music history over the past 20 years, posted this article because they’ve changed right along with rock & roll as well since the first time we saw Bill and Ted at San Dimas High. I mean, they barely even play music videos even more!
You can check out the full video below to hear what else Alex Winter had to say on the new Bill and Ted project, as well as how easy it was for he and Keanu to get back into character when they were together with the script.