Keanu Reeves Hints at a New Bill & Ted Movie in the Works?

March 8, 2010
Source: MTV

Keanu Reeves - Bill & Ted

The only semblance of news so far to come from celebrity-filled red carpet at the Oscars last night, seems to be this speculative story from our friends at MTV. The TV station caught up Keanu Reeves (who was there to introduce The Hurt Locker because he starred in Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break) and told him, jokingly, that they should greenlight a sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Instead of a comedic response, Reeves replied with "we're trying, we're trying." Given the lighter atmosphere of the red carpet, MTV's Josh Horowitz then asked Reeves if he was joking: "I'm not." So could it be more than just a rumor? "We'll see."

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure first hit in 1989 and was followed-up by an even cheesier sequel called Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991 (the same year as Point Break). The original was one of my all-time favorites as a kid (who doesn't love that movie?!). Given that Hollywood is stuck rebooting and remaking movies from the 80's, it makes sense that someone out there is interested in revisiting this series. We also know that Alex Winter, who played Bill S. Preston, Esq., is directing his own new horror remake of The Gate. So maybe the time is right? Maybe they are indeed revisiting Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure for some sequel or remake. But now the question is - could this be any good? Or is this just a bad idea from the start? Your thoughts?

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  • Gohikeone
    EXCELLENT!! *air guitars* Sorry, couldn't resist...
  • Lou
    i say awesome, the only thing that sucks is that Carlin is dead. :(
  • xaudioprox
    #2 I was thinking the same thing. No Rufus, BOGUS!
  • All I can say is... WYLD STALLYNS!
  • themanwithnoname
    Doubt it. I don't really see Reeves going back to that type of character.
  • gplongwood
    It would be cool if it's a true sequel that takes place 20, or more, years later, trying to figure out why the future isn't what it was in the first 2 movies. I think Keanu and Alex need to play those characters again, only older.
  • DRM
    The Bill & Ted series is completely underrated. I LOVE the second one, as a personal favorite, and the first one is often times overlooked. The truth is that the "Bill & Ted" series is actually very smartly written, and had one of the most concise representations of Time-travel theory in film, and managed to obey it's own rules without any paradoxes. ---
  • Well it The Ghostbusters have dusted themselves off for a third pic, then why not WYLD STALLYNS?
  • Sadly no George Carlin though.
  • dave
    this will not happen, mark my words
  • 69 Dude!
  • bozo
    It's just so crazy... it might work.
  • Cmurder
    I want a 3rd Wayne's World before a 3rd Bill and Ted!!!! Party time, execellent!!
  • People's Champ
    How Ridiculous! Keanu doesnt have anything better to do.
    weak it should have been done while we still had George Carlin, it would be funny to see Keanu's stoner witty character that is if he can still do it
  • Xerxex
    That would be most excellent!
  • Manuel
    @13 Agree!! Wayne's World 3D + Bill & Ted's 3D!!!
  • "Josh Horowitz then asked Reeves if he was joking"...because nobody can ever tell what Keanu's thinking.
  • Voice of Reason
    their kids will find the phone booth....and Rufus' skeleton
  • ari
    ud probably have em remake the mona lisa if theyd let you....some classics need to stay classics
  • JMoney
    I thought a remake was already in the works? But I agree with gplongwood, they should do a true sequel, with Bill and Ted trying to figure out why they never saved the world Station!
  • EJP
    Keanu was great in Bill & Ted, which is one of my favorite movies. Unfortunately, he only seems to know how to act like a robot now. While I would love to see another B&T film, I can't see him revisiting the goofy and lovable Ted.
  • Colt
  • Daniel Felts
  • sickdoghats
    this would be great. i hope keanu means what he says
  • Mr. Pants
  • SS
    It would be interesting if it occured at Ted's current age, and he's already a successful executive or something. And it's played straight... but then he has to get back into the phone booth and insanity ensues and soon he's goofy again. At least that would be the theme of it. What's really needed is another time-travel based premise that forces Ted to take up the Phone Booth Machine again.
  • Mega Jet Jaguar
  • djbrent
    how about a matrix reloaded and matrix revolution remake? dont touch the first movie...
    no way ted, Yes way bill!
  • JAYC
    Bill.S.Preston.Esquire and Ted Theodor Logan are...... WYLD STALLYNS!!!! Could be fun.
  • Include a British bad guy who travels in time in a British red phone box.
  • Xerxex
    #29 how about no. The Matrix films are fine the way they are. #30 You cannot have Bill without Ted. Bill made Ted, Ted made Bill. You don't break up a duo like that, under any circumstance.
  • Anu
    I'd love to - also we here in Switzerland love them!
  • Frank5335
    Lewis Black as Rufus enough said
  • vitto
    If Pee wee herman can pull off a decent comeback movie i believe we could start seeing a trend of even more cult 80's films get revisited down memory lane




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