Just when you thought Bill & Ted 3 was dead in the water, Alex Winter (aka Bill) drops in yet again to prove otherwise. The long-awaited follow-up to Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey already has a director attached (Dean Parisot) and Keanu Reeves is committed to reprising his role alongside Winter. So why is it taking so long to get this movie made? According to Winter, early buzz is the culprit. “It got leaked just as we started,” Winters told /Film. “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.”
As encouraging as it sounds, it seems like the belated sequel is going take a while longer to get off the ground. Personally, I’m a bit curious to see how they’re going to pull it off when both of its leading actors are pushing 50. The fact that Bill & Ted were young and brainless constituted much of the previous films’ charm, but hopefully the director and screenwriters can inject some magic and relevance into the film. Are you looking forward to a third installment, and if so, what direction do you think it will take?