Bill and Ted Face the Music May Have Cast Its Rufus Replacement

As principal photography on Bill & Ted Face the Music continues, the eagerly anticipated sequel has cast a new time traveling messenger to help the titular duo.

Kristen Schaal (Last Man on Earth) has been cast as a time traveler from the far future named Kelly who travels back in time to alert Bill and Ted that they have not yet fulfilled their destiny to write a rock song to save all life in the universe. The role is similar to that of Rufus, portrayed by the late actor and comedian George Carlin, in the first two films in the franchise.

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Rufus had been sent from his native time in 2688 in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure to ensure Bill and Ted would pass their history class to go on and write music that would lead to humanity's golden age in the future. The character would reappear in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey to stop a villain from changing history by killing the duo.

Filming on Face the Music began earlier this month, with returning stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter joined by new cast members portraying their wives and daughters as the two lifelong friends settle into middle age.

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Directed by Dean Parisot and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, Bill & Ted Face The Music stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Anthony Carrigan, Kid Cudi, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and Samara Weaving. The film arrives in theaters on Aug. 21, 2020.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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