Bill & Ted 3 isn’t dead, not yet dude. Twenty-five years after their last cinematic escapade, Keanu Reeves has provided a rather exciting update on a potential sequel, but has admitted that he is currently having some issues with the screenwriting process.
“We’re closer, but we’re not closer,” he concluded, in rather contradictory terms.
The plot will supposedly see Bill and Ted in their struggle to write the one song that could bring peace and harmony to the entire world; though Reeves is still excited about the concept, he’s admitted they’re now taking their time with “the actualisation of that concept.”
“We’re just trying to get the script together,” he continued. “We’re trying to get the story right. We’re working with this studio so we have a little bit of support, in a sense of like if the material comes through we’ll try and make this picture. We’re really just still trying to get the story right.”
The actor is busy filming the sequel to John Wick. He’s also got roles in hotly anticipated arthouse flicks Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch and Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.
Alex Winter, who co-starred as Bill, has focused on directing documentaries and television episodes, but spoke warmly about the sequel when it was announced last year: “It’s exciting to come back to the characters. The fun thing about them is that they’re ageless. You play them in terms of who they are spiritually. Their mannerism and physicality are not tied to age. We played them like 9-year-old kids. They still have that quality. The comic potential of that becomes even better as it becomes more discordant. It will be funnier because they’re older.”
We’re ready Bill & Ted…