The very long-awaited sequel is in active pre-production, says star
Bill & Ted 3 is going to be made, according to one of its stars – and Keanu Reeves is on board.
Alex Winter, who starred alongside Reeves as Bill S. Preston, Esq in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989, and in its 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, has confirmed that a script has been written by the two men who wrote the originals, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
In an interview with Forbes, Winter, who also starred in that other 1980s cult classic The Lost Boys, was asked if he was planning to mark the film’s 30th anniversary. He replied: “I’d be happy to do something if it was easy, but I’m so busy and it’s entirely possible I’ll be knee deep in Bill & Ted 3 around that time, so right now that’s got pole position”.
Winter was very clear that his friend and colleague Keanu Reeves would also reprise his role as Theodore “Ted” Logan. He said: “How the fuck would we make it if he wasn’t on board? People always ask if Keanu’s doing it and I’m like, ‘No, I’m making a Bill movie’. Of course he’s in it. I can’t make a Bill & Ted movie without Keanu.”
Now all that’s left is to agree on a time to start filming, he said: “We have a script, we have a director, we have a studio – we’re just trying to nail down a start date.”
Sadly however, one character who won’t return will be Rufus, who was played by the late comedian George Carlin, who died in 2008.
Winter is currently working on a documentary called Who the Fuck is Frank Zappa?, because “it’s kind of astounding to me but there has never been a comprehensive movie about his life”.