Alex Winter, who played Bill in the “Bill & Ted” movies, confirms that there will be another most excellent adventure coming soon.
A geriatric adventure?
In an interview with Yahoo, Winter said the third movie in the franchise will feature him and co-star Keanu Reeves as, well, obviously older than they were in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in 1989 and it’s sequel, “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” in 1991.
A draft of the script is finished and is being tweaked, Winter said. Dean Parisot, who directed “Galaxy Quest” and “RED 2,” will take the helm.
The guys “will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up,” Winter said.
“It’s really sweet and really f***ing 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?”
Some of us have been waiting 23 years for this.
“The thing we had going against us is that word got out,” Winter said. “That was kind of a bummer. 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.”
He offered no clue on a release date.