Keanu Reeves Drops Time Travel Plot Details for New 'Bill & Ted 3'

August 13, 2012
Source: GQ

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!

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we all know Bill & Ted were never a franchise to be taken seriously but there's that nostalgia factor taking place and the original movies have a place in my heart forever. I am ecstatic to even think that there would be a possibility to close off this trilogy. Let's make this happen!

syntaxterror on Aug 13, 2012



Xerxexx on Aug 13, 2012


(Air guitar)

Manuel on Aug 14, 2012


(Air Guitar 2)

JayC on Aug 14, 2012


My ONLY gripe... no Rufus (or at least... No Carlin).... Bogus.

Duane on Aug 13, 2012


I feel the same way.

JayC on Aug 14, 2012


I must of lost some brain cells in the '80s. I didn't know there was a Bill and Ted 2.

Todd on Aug 13, 2012


Not the same as the first one, but still had a lot of memorable moments. If the first one gets a 8/10, the 2nd one would be 7/10.

Buzzer on Aug 13, 2012


...fell for the "lost brain cells gag" did ya?

Savagehawk on Aug 13, 2012


Maybe I'm in the same boat as you.

Buzzer on Aug 14, 2012


Man, this is great. Never in a million years would I have expected this to come about. So excited. This is much better than fucking remaking this shit. It'll be good to see Alex Winter again.

grimjob on Aug 13, 2012


This would totally make up for not having a new Ghostbusters movie with Bill Murray. This is even more of a "thought it could never happen" movie than the 4th Indiana Jones film (which wasn't that great, but still surprising that they did it). Can't wait for this film as well as the new Pee Wee Herman film.

Buzzer on Aug 13, 2012


I think he just gave away the whole movie right there all you have to do is put the predictable pieces together unless they are going to have silly twists which I doubt. I'm all for it but lets get real it's a light hearted movie not a psychological thriller. I really don't care how they make it to see those two guys again doing the air guitar and head banging will be hilarious enough.

BinaryChaos on Aug 13, 2012


If this gets picked up, will be interesting to see the new generations opinions on it.

avconsumer2 on Aug 14, 2012


I think with the characters being older, part 3 should be set in the future and involve them traveling back in time to 1987 San Dimas and other time periods.

max on Aug 14, 2012


party on, dudes. do they serve meals to pay for their motel bill? grin. it would be even better if it was haunted....cough.

Grizelda on Aug 15, 2012

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