Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves gathered outside the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA to send a special video to fans of Bill & Ted about the long in-development Bill & Ted 3.
After they introduced themselves as “Wyld Stallyns,” the two tag-teamed a message where they say thank you to the fans, because it looks like the long-awaited third installment, Bill & Ted Face the Music, will actually go into production this summer.
“It is all because of you guys, so we owe you a huge debt of gratitude,” said Winter, who ended the message with their rallying cry, “Be excellent to each other.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
Following 1989’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and 1991’s “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” the stakes are higher than ever for William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure, when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.
News of a third Bill & Ted film has been floating around for years. After Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) have penned the script, with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane) confirmed to direct. Scott Kroopf (Limitless) will produce together with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh serving as an executive producer alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.
Orion Pictures has set an August 21, 2020 release date for the film.