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"Bill & Ted" Sequel In The Works, And It Sounds Most Excellent
If you haven't seen Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, can you even call yourself a child of the 80s and 90s?
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star as Bill and Ted, two knuckleheads who need to save the world by traveling through time. They also need to get their band back together and pass their history class...so it's a stressful time all around.
There were two movies in the franchise, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, but we've always secretly wished there were more.
With all the news of revivals (both for TV shows and movies,) fans were right to be skeptical when a Bill & Ted sequel was announced. Would it be a reboot with new characters? Would it be a totally different script? Would it suck?
Luckily, co-writer and co-creator Ed Solomon offered some comforting news.
In a previous interview, Keanu Reeves had hinted at a reunion, saying we'd be getting a different look at the characters.
“They’re supposed to save the world. But when we see them, they haven’t saved the world, and they’re married and have kids. And they’re playing to nobody,” Reeves previously revealed. “But they have to write the song [to save the world]… and face the music!”
Solomon has confirmed this will be the case.
"This is not, ‘Hey let’s all cash-in on the Bill & Ted thing for money’ – this is the opposite,” he said. “This is, ‘We love these characters, they’ve been with us for our whole lives’… and we wanted to visit them again as middle-aged men. We thought it would be really fun, and funny, and sweet.”
And for fans that are wondering how the late George Carlin will be honored, Solomon revealed that as well.
“There’s actually a scene – one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie – where middle-aged, 50-year-old Bill and Ted return to the Circle K and see their teen selves and Rufus, and actually interact with their teenage selves, played by their actual teenage selves. There’s also a character in the movie named Kelly, which is George’s daughter’s name, who has a very significant role in the journey, so George is a deep, deep part of it.”