Getting a third Bill & Ted movie made has been quite the saga. It was happening, then it wasn't; it was looking for funding, then it couldn't find any; it was being rewritten, then a script was finalized. This has gone on for years, but back in May we learned that the sequel, titled Bill & Ted Face The Music, was closer than ever to actually happening.
Well, about that...
“I don’t know if it’s a reality,” Reeves says. “We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges. I really love the characters, and I think we have a good story to tell. Part of it is show business stuff — financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively."
That's Keanu Reeves in a new interview with Yahoo!, sounding far from convinced that Bill & Ted Face The Music is actually gonna pan out. As per usual, it sounds like this has less to do with the willingness of the performers (both Reeves and his former co-star, Alex Winter, are very interested in reprising their roles) or the lack of a script (co-writer Ed Solomon says they've got one all ready to go) and more to do with the business end of things ("financing, rights, deals").
Of course it's still possible that Bill & Ted Face The Music will come together, perhaps once all these issues are ironed out. Until then, though, we may want to dial back our excitement for the project, and wait for an officially official announcement before getting all wound up again.
Stay tuned for more as this situation develops.