I always thought Bill & Ted was one of those movies that had a premise that seemed doomed to fail and yet through smart writing and a lot of charisma was able to create something actually good. But the 1990s were a different time, so would the same style work in the hellscape that is 2020? Well, it looks like they’re going to try in the long awaited third film, Bill & Ted Face the Music:
This first trailer, released on #BillAndTedDay, gives us a good look at the central premise of the film. Originally, the two were going to unite the world with their music, only to find that their band Wyld Stallyns did not live up to that destiny. In fact, now past their prime, Bill and Ted are struggling to make end’s meet and play in front of disinterested crowds. However, if they don’t create the song that save the world, then the utopian future they’ve seen is doomed, and everything fall What’s the fix? Time travel, duh.
From there, it looks like they go into the future to find their ultimate hit song, but end up in some weird futures like where they end up in jail. And yes, Death does make an appearance so that’s a nice throwback. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are back as the titular Bill and Ted, with Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving playing their daughters Billie and Thea. There will reportedly be re-use of George Carlin’s footage from the first two films, and his daughter Kelly may be making an appearance.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is currently set to premiere in theaters on August 21, 2020.