We’re just six weeks away from Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon‘s script from Bill & Ted 3 being complete, says the man who
once twice was Ted – that’s Keanu Reeves, for those of you with a slightly less keen interest in the series.
Reeves was speaking to MTV, on the occasion of his new picture, Henry’s Crime being released to US cinemas.
Here’s a video of the Bill & Ted part of their conversation:
So, the new film’s plot would flow out of the pay-off of Bogus Journey, in which we learn that Bill S. Preston and Ted Theodore Logan have somehow brought peace to the universe through their music. Reeves says that the conflict at the heart of part 3 stems out of how difficult they will have found it to do this:
When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn’t happened. So they’ve now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there’s an element of time and they have to go back.
As we’ve been saying an awful lot lately, that sounds mighty timey-wimey.
What isn’t explained, of course, is how Reeves and Alex Winter being a couple of decades older is going to factor in. Unless this is some kind of CG fest, or just a flat out toon, the filmmakers are going to have to deal with this somehow, and I’m very keen to see how.