Could there really end up being a third Bill and Ted movie? Seriously? It’s been almost 20 years since the last film, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, was released in 1991, and both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have aged considerably (although very well, I should add) since then.
However, Reeves isn’t ruling out making Bill and Ted 3. He was at the 2010 Academy Awards to hand Kathryn Bigelow her ‘Best Director’ Oscar for The Hurt Locker. And MTV Movies collared him on the red carpet to ask him whether a third Bill and Ted film could really happen. He said:
“I’m trying, I’m trying. I’m not [joking]. We’ll see.”
OK, so it’s far from an announcement of a third Bill and Ted being on its way. It’s a short, sweet statement from someone caught in the headlights on the red carpet. But still, I’m glad he said there’s a chance of it happening rather than dismissing the idea out of hand. Unless, of course, he’s merely having us all on.
This isn’t actually the first time Reeves has mentioned making a Bill and Ted sequel, expressing similar thoughts almost two years ago.
The question is would a new Bill and Ted film actually be a good idea. I love the first two films and it makes me smile to think of Reeves acting so dumb again. Yet I can’t help thinking there’s a high chance that a third film will suck. Which could bring the first two films down with it.