Bill & Ted fans might want to have those air guitars handy, because it would appear that another familiar face is being brought back for the long-awaited sequel.
Ed Solomon, the original writer of the first Bill & Ted movie, has already confirmed plans for a third film in the franchise and now there’s even more news on the follow-up.
Bill & Ted Face The Music will see Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return in their respective roles for a sequel that sees the rock-loving pair all grown-up and living in a modern suburban hell.
Solomon has already confirmed that the time travel comedy sequel will see the pair interact with their younger selves from the original movie – but it gets even better.
Because it’s not only Reeves and Winter who are in line for a return to the franchise but also William Wisher a.k.a. Death.
Sadler was the standout performer in the 1991 sequel Bill &Ted’s Bogus Journey, adding an extra comedic dimension to proceedings throughout the inventive follow-up.
Following on from Solomon’s interview on the future of Bill & Ted, Sadler took to Twitter to state that he was “keeping [his] bony white fingers crossed” for a third film.
— William Sadler (@Wm_Sadler) February 18, 2018
Solomon then went on to confirm that Death is indeed a part of the sequel, only adding to the excitement and anticipation surrounding the long-gestating project, which was first floated way back in 2010.
Bill CRUSHED it as Death. And we laughed a lot writing him in BT3 – so let’s hope it’s something that happens
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) February 18, 2018
Though still far from going into production, a script for the film has been written and with both Reeves and Winter eager to return, there’s little standing in the way of the follow-up happening, especially in the current era or sequels, remakes and reboots.
A huge hit on its initial release, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure helped make Reeves the star his is today and spawned a sequel, video game, TV series and cartoon.