In an ironic twist, especially for a movie series about a couple of guys with an optimistic view of the future, the future of ‘Bill and Ted 3‘ is not looking all too bright these days. The potential sequel has been in development hell since 2010, with everything apparently slowed down by an inability to hammer out a script everyone can agree on, potentially also hurt by the busy schedule of Keanu Reeves. And even though Reeves and co-star Alex Winters are both interested in returning, the project just seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground.
According to the most recent comments by Reeves:
“We’re just trying to get the script together. We’re trying to get the story right. We’re working with this studio so we have a little bit of support, in a sense of like if the material comes through we’ll try and make this picture. We’re really just still trying to get the story right.”
As for what the sequel would be about, and what kind of a story they are trying to make work with the script, here is Reeves’ words from a few years back talking about the potential story for the sequel, as well as one of the edgier scenes:
“It’s kind of like… I call it ‘gravity,’ you have to get this mass together to make it happen. In terms of the writers’ voices being too peculiar, in this case no. I think they’ve really crafted something that’s funny. [Bill and Ted have] been weighed down by the burden of having to save the world by the song, and they just can’t write it. They’re losing their wives and their children, they’re losing their families.
“Yeah, they’re just like, ‘Dude, we have to write the song!’ The future comes back and says if you don’t write the song by this certain time the universe is going to unravel and history and everything is going to change and dinosaurs are gonna walk the Earth. Jesus is playing baseball! All sorts of weird things start unraveling and wormholes are twisting. We have to kind of bring order back, and it’s connected into bringing our families together by writing a song.”
“It’s edgy. There’s a great scene where Bill and Ted are in jail and we’re seeing our future us’s and they’re all tatted and hard. They’re like, [tough sounding] ‘What’s up, dude? Hey dude. Hey guy.’ ‘Stop calling me dude!’ They want to beat up Bill and Ted because they’ve inherited the life that they f**ked up. They’re miserable and they hate Bill and Ted. There’s some funny stuff!”
By this point, who knows what will actually make it into the script after all the rewrites and discussion, but this idea does seem to have some merit, and could make for a funny sequel. Let’s pray they get it figured out soon, as we could certainly use a little ‘Bill and Ted’ levity to lighten the mood nowadays and give us hope that the future might be a bright one after all.
Source: Geek Tyrant