Keanu Reeves Hints at a New Bill & Ted Movie in the Works?
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?
Reader Feedback - 36 Comments
EXCELLENT!! *air guitars* Sorry, couldn't resist...
Gohikeone on Mar 8, 2010
i say awesome, the only thing that sucks is that Carlin is dead. 🙁
Lou on Mar 8, 2010
#2 I was thinking the same thing. No Rufus, BOGUS!
xaudioprox on Mar 8, 2010
All I can say is... WYLD STALLYNS!
Brian Hoffman on Mar 8, 2010
Doubt it. I don't really see Reeves going back to that type of character.
themanwithnoname on Mar 8, 2010
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.
gplongwood on Mar 8, 2010
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. ---
DRM on Mar 8, 2010
Well it The Ghostbusters have dusted themselves off for a third pic, then why not WYLD STALLYNS?
Marc on Mar 8, 2010
Sadly no George Carlin though.
Crapola on Mar 8, 2010
this will not happen, mark my words
dave on Mar 8, 2010
Nick Sears on Mar 8, 2010
It's just so crazy... it might work.
bozo on Mar 8, 2010
I want a 3rd Wayne's World before a 3rd Bill and Ted!!!! Party time, execellent!!
Cmurder on Mar 8, 2010
How Ridiculous! Keanu doesnt have anything better to do.
People's Champ on Mar 8, 2010
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
DaftPUNKFAN on Mar 8, 2010
That would be most excellent!
Xerxex on Mar 8, 2010
@13 Agree!! Wayne's World 3D + Bill & Ted's 3D!!!
Manuel on Mar 8, 2010
"Josh Horowitz then asked Reeves if he was joking"...because nobody can ever tell what Keanu's thinking.
Telltale Twin on Mar 8, 2010
their kids will find the phone booth....and Rufus' skeleton
Voice of Reason on Mar 8, 2010
ud probably have em remake the mona lisa if theyd let you....some classics need to stay classics
ari on Mar 8, 2010
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!
JMoney on Mar 8, 2010
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.
EJP on Mar 8, 2010
Colt on Mar 8, 2010
Daniel Felts on Mar 8, 2010
this would be great. i hope keanu means what he says
sickdoghats on Mar 8, 2010
Mr. Pants on Mar 8, 2010
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.
SS on Mar 8, 2010
Mega Jet Jaguar on Mar 8, 2010
how about a matrix reloaded and matrix revolution remake? dont touch the first movie...
djbrent on Mar 9, 2010
no way ted, Yes way bill!
Twilightisgay.com on Mar 9, 2010
Bill.S.Preston.Esquire and Ted Theodor Logan are...... WYLD STALLYNS!!!! Could be fun.
JAYC on Mar 9, 2010
Include a British bad guy who travels in time in a British red phone box.
Kroc Camen on Mar 9, 2010
#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.
Xerxex on Mar 9, 2010
I'd love to - also we here in Switzerland love them!
Anu on Mar 10, 2010
Lewis Black as Rufus enough said
Frank5335 on Jun 15, 2010
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
vitto on Jul 29, 2010
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