It may have taken a decade or three, but William "Bill" S. Preston, Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan will return once again in Bill & Ted Face the Music. The third film in the Bill & Ted series will hit theaters next year on August 21, 31 years after the first movie. Both original actors, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, will return to portray the lovable, academically-challenged duo whose music is the key to a harmonious future for humankind.
On a recent episode of "The Big Ticket," Reeves joked about another possible reunion, this time for a Speed threequel with co-star Sandra Bullock. Acknowledging the time that has gone by since the first film, Reeves suggested, tongue in cheek, "I'm driving [or] Annie's driving because I don't remember where I am."
While the Speed reunion seems unlikely, the Bill & Ted reunion has been in the works for some time. Reeves stated that the duo were approached by writers eight years ago and, though they worked on some drafts of the script, the project seemed to fall apart when "it went through the shenanigans of show business rights and deals and stuff."
Director Dean Parisot has been attached to the project since 2012. Parisot's other films include Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane and Red 2. With director and stars in place, filming is slated to start this summer, according to a video that the excellent pair posted in March. Reeves called the film "a very ambitious story," while also noting that due to its scope, they could probably use a bit more financing.
Reeves is currently on screen in the third installment of the John Wick series, John Wick 3: Parabellum. Bill & Ted Face the Music will be in theaters August 21, 2020.