Yesterday, we found out that we’re one step closer to finally catching up with Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston Esquire when ‘Galaxy Quest’ director Dean Parisot became attached to ‘Bill and Ted 3’. Now, in an interview with GQ (via Comic Book Movie), one half of Wyld Stallyns, Keanu Reeves, shared some insights as to where exactly we’ll find the time traveling twosome in the next installment.
Previously, Reeves’ co-star Alex Winter touched on some themes that the third Bill and Ted adventure would explore. Now, we find out what’ll actually be going on in the film:
“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. In order to try and fulfill their destiny and become the greatest musicians of all time as the rock band Wyld Stallyns, Bill and Ted travel into the future to find out what happens and run into multiple possible future versions of themselves. 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.”
First, Bill and Ted conquered high school. Then, they overcame death. Now, they’ll venture into alternate universes ala ‘Back to the Future’. I can dig that. It also sounds like Winter and Reeves, along with writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, are getting a bit deeper with their message this time around. No doubt about it, we’ll most likely get the same old Bill and Ted, but it almost sounds like from Keanu’s description, we’ll have some interesting themes to ponder while walking out of the theater.
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