It’s officially happening!
27 years removed from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves–Bill and Ted, respectively–are returning to the iconic characters for the third chapter in their time-traveling
adventure journey awesomeness. Hopefully, nostalgic B-movie magic from the ’80s and ’90s is on the way with the original title characters, along with the original sequel writers and a talented director.
If done correctly, this new sequel could be something special. Sadly, George Carlin is not here to reprise his critical and funny portrayal as Rufus. Major bummer. How will they handle this? While perhaps an overstatement, the way in which the filmmaking team deals with curious George’s death from a decade ago could be a signal as to whether this new story will work on a level beyond the obvious. The other key factor to watch for is if Bill & Ted 3 is an extension of the original two films or if it’s a caricature of the original two films.
This kind of stuff will determine if Bill & Ted 3 will be excellent or bogus.
P.S. Jimmy’s Daily Planet is proud to have been following this developing story for some time…