Keanu Reeves Drops Time Travel Plot Details for New 'Bill & Ted 3'
The Wyld Stallyns are back! We learned last week that Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot is on-board to direct the long-awaited, thought-we'd-never-see-it sequel Bill & Ted 3. Up until now, we didn't have a title or know much about what to expect, besides that a script was written (by creators Ed Solomon & Chris Matheson) and it was finally coming together after all these years. Keanu Reeves is back as Ted, and Alex Winter as Bill, for another time travelin' trip. Excellent! In a recent interview with GQ, Reeves revealed a few plot details about what we can expect. "We have a nice story. We'll see if anyone else wants to make it."
We didn't expect Keanu Reeves to reveal this much, but he answers a question that goes on to explain pretty much most of the plot and setup for Bill & Ted 3. If you want to stay completely fresh on this one, don't read on, but if you're curious to hear just a bit about the time travel shenanigans we're going to get in round 3, it's worth hearing. Hint: it involves the Wyld Stallyns! Here's all of what Reeves says to GQ magazine:
"It's one thing to think about it, but to perform it… One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven't done it. So everybody is kind of like: "Where is the song?" The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future "us" refuses to tell us, and another future "us" blames us for their lives because we didn't write the song, so they're living this terrible life. In one version we're in jail; in another we're at some kind of highway motel and they hate us."
So, a bit like Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, the guys need to go into the future to figure out what went wrong with the Wyld Stallyns. I'm in! Hell, I was there before Keanu said anything about the plot, but I'm very intrigued now. I do feel like a learned a bit too much about where they go, but I'm sure there's many other fun twists and turns and they can tweak this a bit more before they begin shooting anyway. They're still trying to secure financing ("this new package is currently being shopped to other studios to co-finance") but it sounds like they've got a wacky story, some good jokes and a fun concept, the characters, and everyone ready for another time traveling journey with Ted Logan and Bill S. Preston, Esq. We'll keep you updated!