Party on dudes! Bill and Ted are hitting the theaters again. The third installment of the stoner franchise will open August 21, 2020. Bill and Ted Face the Music will begin filming this summer in New Orleans. Original leads Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reprise their roles as Theodore “Ted” Logan and William “Bill” S. Preston Esq, respectively.
The two ‘Wyld Stallyns’ announced the upcoming film in a short video released on Wednesday. The actors thanked their supportive fans and reminded them to ‘Be Excellent!’ Die-hard fans of the cult films have been clamoring for a new installment for decades and the actors have teased the possibility of a third film for years.
The now middle-aged best friends will set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.
The upcoming film is written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, the same writers from the previous two installments. Dean Parisot from Galaxy Quest will direct the threequel slacker comedy. Steven Soderbergh will be an executive producer on the film.
Bill and Ted franchise revisits decades-old characters
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure came out in 1989 and the sequel, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, rocked theaters in 1991. The previous films followed the time-traveling duo through adventures with historical figures, the Grim Reaper, and robot doubles.
The two dudes have been busy since 1989. Just last year, Winter directed two documentaries: The Panama Papers and Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain. Reeves is working on a slate of acting projects including the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 3 and Toy Story 4. Since the original, Reeves also starred in a small sci-fi thriller trilogy, The Matrix.