Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure released nearly 30 years back, and in the subsequent years, the movie has gone on to develop a cult following. A large number of fans are desperate to know more about a third film. Now, Ed Solomon (one of the writers of the original) has teased about the third film’s details, and it is reportedly going to revive Death, the character played by William Sadler in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Sadler also tweeted to indicate his willingness to return.
The whole conversation got going when Solomon shared an article mentioning the plot points of the third movie, and it made Sadler respond with, “The world could totally use some #BillandTed right now. I’m keeping my bony white #fingerscrossed.” Solomon then went on to appreciate his performance, stating, “Bill CRUSHED it as Death. And we laughed a lot writing him in BT3 – so let’s hope it’s something that happens,” and Sadler shared the comments above.
The original movie depicted a utopian society in the year 2688 which had achieved its accomplishments courtesy the inspiration provided by the music that Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) created in the late 1980s. In a bid to ensure that the two musicians topped a history exam which would confirm that they qualified the academic requirements, a time-traveler called Rufus (George Carlin) took them on a trip to personally meet the historical legends.
In the second film, a time traveler disgruntled with the utopian world sent evil robots back in time to murder the original Bill and Ted, dispatching them to Hell. During their time in Hell, they engage in a witty battle with Death so that they could go back to the world of the mortals to face the evil robots.
About the proposed third film, Solomon had earlier mentioned, “They return to that scene at the Circle K when Bill and Ted first meet themselves, only now they’re watching their younger selves and looking at the exuberance and joy that they had at that time in their lives. And they see Rufus; they see George Carlin.”
Since the original movies were a great achievement for Keanu Reeves who went on to become one of the biggest Hollywood stars, it is his reluctance to be a part of the third film featuring two high school rockers hasn’t allowed the movie to be made so far. However, of late, Reeves has shown the preference for the genre world and had stated in October last year that he was keen to get the third film made.
We will share more details on Bill & Ted 3 as they emerge!