Fans yearning to see another rip-roaring time-travel adventure starring the biggest boneheads of the 80s rejoice! Another Bill and Ted movie does indeed seem to be in the works, and Bill and Ted themselves seem to be onboard. Alex Winter, who portrayed Bill in the sci-fi comedy, has been talking to the press lately about the possibility, and his ideas for the 3rd entry to the series. Winter, who’s had quite a career since the original films behind the camera as a writer/ director, clearly wants to see the project move forward, and has thrown out some potential premises for the new film:

“[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something, and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up. It’s really sweet and really f****** funny…But it’s a Bill & Ted movie, that’s what it is. It’s for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly in the [series]. It’s not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you’re middle-aged, haven’t really grown up, and you’re supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven’t?”

On top of the idea of Bill and Ted coming to grips with their own disappointing lives, Winter also suggested that with the time-travel element, they see where their lives could have gone if things had panned out differently:

“There’s many versions of ourselves in this movie…[It’s] answering the question: ‘What happened to these guys?’ They’re supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.”

In the years since the original, Winter has maintained contact and a friendship with co-star Keanu Reeves, as well as the original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. He says they often discuss the idea of a third film, though sometimes the conversation does dwindle down to the question of, “Is there a point? Is there a way in?”

Winter cites early public knowledge as a reason for the fan angst regarding the project, as Reeves had let it slip that a script was in the development in 2011, opening up the hope for a new film. According to Winter:

“It just takes a long time to put a movie together. Now we’re having to build this thing in public, which is fine. I just feel bad [the fans] have to get dragged through this long, boring, protracted process.”

So as of now, we don’t truly have confirmation that the film is getting made, just that the people behind the originals are working on something. No release date, no confirmed script, but with the hype already behind the project, the original cast members on board, and Hollywood’s current love of bringing back nostalgia 80s icons, I’d say it’s only a matter of time before we see Bill and Ted inside their telephone booth, blasting off to times unknown.

Source: Cinema Blend