For those of you who didn't think we'd ever see that third Bill and Ted movie... think again. It just landed a director! Both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are set to return for a third film in the franchise, which is seriously one of the most awesome things ever! To make things even better original Bill and Ted creators and writers of this third film Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have hired Dean Parisot to direct it. Who's that you ask? He directed a great little sci-fi comedy called Galaxy Quest!
I'm very happy that this is not going to be a remake or a reboot, because that could have easily happened. Instead this will be a direct sequel that shows us where Mssrs. Ted Theodore Logan and Bill S. Preston, Esq. are in their lives today. As a fan of the first two films, I'm really looking forward to this! I'm a little shocked that it's actually happening. Honestly, who would have thought we would get a third Bill and Ted movie with the original actors back to reprise their roles? So cool.
We don't know much about the plot, but Reeves did have this to say in a previous interview...
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.
We also heard that the Grim Reaper will most likely be back as well. Are you excited about the return of Bill and Ted!? What do you think of the director they got to bring it to life? Galaxy Quest is such a great film, so I couldn't be happier with who they got. Parisot will be directing the sequel to RED first, before tackling Bill and Ted 3.