Keanu Reeves on ‘Bill & Ted 3’: ‘Darkness out there is keeping it from happening’

Third movie featuring the metalhead duo has been in the works since 2010

Keanu Reeves has spoken cryptically about the status of Bill & Ted 3, claiming “there’s darkness out there that’s keeping it from happening”.

Released in 1989, Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure followed a pair of metalhead slackers – played by Reeves and Alex Winter – as they travelled through time in a phone booth. The pair reprised their popular roles for a 1991 sequel called Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Plans for a third movie featuring the duo were first confirmed publicly in 2010. In March of last year (2012) Reeves confirmed that the film’s script was “done” and that July the project appeared to be moving forward by signing a director: RED 2‘s Dean Parisot.

However, since then progress has apparently stalled and Reeves explained why – rather vaguely – in an interview with MTV News yesterday (September 11). “There’s lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories,” he said. “There’s a whole thing… I might have to do one of those independent press, conspiracy, other-name kind of [statements] explaining why it hasn’t happened yet, because it’s pretty dark out there.”

Reeves then added: “There’s all sorts of stuff and it just can’t – it’s just – there’s darkness out there that’s keeping it from happening… It’s that part of the story where it’s looking grim. It’s the dark period of the idea.”

Reeves’ co-star Alex Winter, who played Bill to his Ted, spoke more positively about the film in March of this year (2013), telling MTV News: “There’s no drama. There’s no legal skirmish… We built a story. They wrote a script. We’re tinkering with the script to get it perfect. Then we will go get the money. Then we will shoot it. And that’s really all there is to it.”