A few days ago we ran a story about a long-gestating threequel to Bill & Ted becoming a very real possibility. The response was unexpected.
I couldn’t care less about a new film in this franchise. It’s not that I abhor the Bill & Ted films. I enjoyed them quiet a bit as a kid when they’d incessantly replay them on Saturday afternoons on local TV.
But I feel the years haven’t been kind to the original and its sequel.
And yet many of you do seem to care. In fact, I had no idea these movies were kinda-sorta revered as comedy classics. I guess I got off the Bill & Ted express train too early.
GQ’s put up a short interview with Keanu Reeves. They talk about some of his current projects and how it feels to get old. Then the conversation steered to Bill & Ted.
“We have a nice story. We’ll see if anyone else wants to make it.”
The actor even offers a summary of the new film:
“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.”
Might I offer a title?
Bill & Ted’s Radically Dickensian Excursion.