It looks like Bill & Ted 3 is still a go. Alex Winter was asked about the long in-the-works sequel in a recent interview with Yahoo, where he gave some more details about the plot and revealed that he’s been working on the idea with Keanu Reeves and original Bill & Ted writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon:
“Bill & Ted will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up,” Winter tells us. “It’s really sweet and really f—-ing funny.””But it’s a Bill & Ted movie, that’s what it is. It’s for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly in the [series]. It’s not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you’re middle-aged, haven’t really grown up and you’re supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven’t?””There’s many versions of ourselves in this movie,” he continues. “[It’s] answering the question: ‘What happened to these guys?’ They’re supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.”
Winter went on to say that the last sequel idea got scrapped after word got out that it was happening, and that the team has been working on multiple drafts for the last few years with financiers and producers attached: “The script’s been finished for a while, but comedy is so specific.” So there you have it – Bill & Ted 3 is still a thing that’s happening, and it sounds an awful lot like the same approach that Ben Stiller is taking with Zoolander 2. Maybe Bill & Ted 3 can just team up with Zoolander 2, Ghostbusters III, Goonies 2, and the Vacation, Naked Gun, and Fletch reboots and knock out every planned movie sequel/reboot at once.