nerd radio

Get ready for the new daily show

George Carlin’s daughter, Kelly, playing Rufus’ daughter in Bill & Ted Face The Music? Looks like…

August 17th, 2019 by Marc Comments

One of the biggest issues with the new Bill & Ted movie is that the great George Carlin – who played Rufus in the original movies – sadly died in 2008, leaving a very big hole in the story of the two wannabe world saviours.

However, it seems there’s a pretty lovely tribute to be paid to the actor in the movie as his daughter Kelly Carlin has been cast in what many believe is the role of Rufus’ daughter.

Fans will know that Rufus is of course the messenger from the future who gave Bill & Ted their mission (to save the world and be most excellent to each other) and their Time Machine.

Co-writer (and co-creator) of the movie said in a recent interview“There’s also a character in the movie named Kelly, which is George’s daughter’s name, who has a very significant role in the journey, so George is a deep, deep part of it.” 

While no-one could ever replace the wit and genius of Carlin, this is indeed a loving nod to the actor’s absence in the movie.

Also, with it looking a lot like the changing of Bill & Ted’s kids to daughters (here) could we possibly be seeing an all-female future for the franchise?

It’s not uncommon in cinema these days and, if done well, I’d certainly be up for it.


Following 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the stakes are higher than ever for William Bill S Preston Esq (Alex Winter) and Theodore Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure, when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.

Galaxy Quest and Fun With Dick and Jane director Dean Parisot will helm Face the Music, with a script from original Bill & Ted writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Scott Kroopf will produce alongside Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce. Steven Soderbergh, John Ryan Jr., Scott Fisher, and John Santilli will act as executive producer.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….