So it looks like it's not gonna be Bill & Ted's Excellent Chinese Democracy after all. During an interview with MTV promoting his upcoming movie, Henry's Crime, Keanu Reeves said, "I believe the writers are six weeks away from a draft," referring to the rumored third Bill & Ted movie. Those writers, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, have to deal with a Logan and Preston, Esquire now in their mid-forties, so perhaps they could write a scene where the guys go on an expedition with Ponce de Leon or something.
Happy Keanu revealed that the plot of the "B&T3 Project" fits neatly into the denoument of Bogus Journey, when Wyld Stallyns were acknowledged as the best band in the universe, bigger than even Arcade Fire today, let alone Dogstar. Reeves teased franchise fans with a few details:
"When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn't happened. So they've now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there's an element of time and they want to go back."
George Carlin will definitely be missed, but maybe we'll get to see ol' Ludwig Van, "So-crates," and the "Frood-dude" again. You'd have to say Alex Winter is the big winner here, as the residuals from Freaked, featuring Randy Quaid, Mr. T, and Brooke Shields, weren't cutting it.