Alex Winter is doing press for Grand Piano (an excellent movie) and of course the questions asked of him eventually turn to Bill & Ted 3, a movie that's been in development seemingly forever. Winter gave Yahoo! a big update, including some intriguing quotes about what to expect in the film:
“[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.”
Many versions? Will this film feature alternate realities? That feels like an incredibly rich avenue for exploration. I also really like the idea that these guys hit their 40s and all the stuff that was supposed to have happened at the end of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey... hasn't.
Winter says the film is in the financing stage, and it probably isn't happening anytime soon, although they have a script they quite like. My fingers are crossed that this keeps going - the Bill & Ted films are consistently underrated gems.