Alex Winter on BILL & TED 3 and Why It Hasn't Happened Yet
We've known a third Bill & Ted movie was going to happen for some time now, and that Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves were both up for making it happen, a script is being written, and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot is set to bring it to life.
Ever since this news has all come into light, I've been anxiously awaiting the return of these characters! I grew up on those movies, and I'm excited that we will get to see them on the big screen again! So why hasn't the movie gone into production yet? Well, Winter recently did an interview with /Film, and when asked what the hold up was he said,
Well the funny thing is there really isn’t a hold up. Nothing held it up other than it got leaked really early in the process, so these things take a shitload of time to get bobbed around and we are really just in the process. It’s really mundane to report the day-to-day process of trying to get a movie made. “Right now they’re doing a rewrite?” You know? That’s my news, “they are doing a rewrite.” That will take a while and then we will look at it and that might need another rewrite and that will be my next bit of news. So it’s just like… The short answer is it got leaked way too early. It got leaked just as we started, me and Keanu and Chris and Ed, the two writers just started to put it together. Then you’ve got the whole genesis of putting it together in front of you still, which is where we are at now.
I'm happy to hear that the production is slowly but surely moving forward. This movie is going to happen, and I hope it turns out to be amazing as I imagine it will be. The fact that they are taking the time to make it good is a huge plus.