Enlarge Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves photographed by Peggy Sirota exclusively for EW' Bill & Ted Reunion on March 14th 2018 in Los Angeles CA

Bill & Ted Face the Music Gets a Summer 2020 Release Date

  • Axl Rosenberg

Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third saga in titular duo’s excellent adventures and bogus journeys, finally has a release date.

We’ve been hearing this thing might get made since 2012. It reportedly had a greenlight almost a year ago, but that obviously didn’t turn out to be the case, seeing as the movie still has been filmed.

But now Bill and Ted themselves, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, have released a video announcing that the flick is finally happening (watch below). Deadline reports that it will film in New Orleans this summer and be released on August 21, 2020. As previously reportedGalaxy Quest director Dean Parisot will helm the movie, which was written by original Bill & Ted scribes Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Solomon has previously described the story thusly:

“Bill and Ted were told at 16 that they were going to be the greatest people who ever lived. That they were gonna write a song that is going to save the world, and it hasn’t happened. And now they are middle-aged men. They’ve got wives who used to be princesses in medieval England who are now working double shifts at Denny’s, they’ve got teenagers that are about to leave home, money is tight, and they’ve been chasing this dream, writing song after song, when somebody from the future shows up and says, ‘You have 24 hours. The fate of all of space/time depends on it – and if it doesn’t happen now, it’s never gonna happen.’ Bill and Ted are confused because they know they had to have written it, because after all the people in the future told them they did.. so they just must not have written it yet. So in their desperation they decide their only option is to go into the future – to when the have written it – and to steal it from themselves. What follows is a kind of utterly absurd, Christmas Carol-like journey through their lives past, present, and future. Their daughters (Bill has a daughter named Thea, Ted’s daughter is named Billie) are also very involved in trying to help them.”

Sounds cool to me. Hopefully, August of 2020 ends up being totally excellent…

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