There’s been a lot of buzz about a third installment of the Bill & Ted series, and the recent addition of director Dean Parisot of Galaxy Quest has definitely got a lot of fan’s hopes up. On that note, Keanu Reeves recently took a break from filming a kung fu movie in Beijing to talk with GQ, and while they were tactfully pointing out that he’s almost 50, they asked about what Bill and Ted would be like in their middle age. Reeves stated that they have a story for another movie, it’s just a matter of getting someone to make it. He elaborated:
One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven’t done it. So everybody is kind of like: “Where is the song?” The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future “us” refuses to tell us, and another future “us” blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.
I can’t say that I have strong feelings about another Bill and Ted flick either way, but I do hope that if it’s on the table the powers that be get to work sooner rather than later as I have no desire to see the pair at seventy hobbling around the world saying “Duuude.” (Parisot’s current commitments make it seem like the movie won’t be released before 2014).