Bill And Ted 3 Begins Production and Sets 2020 Release Date

Everyone's favourite 80s duo, Bill and Ted, are getting another outing as it's been confirmed that Bill & Ted Face the Music has begun production.

Thirty years after Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter originally starred in the classic, the pair are set to take on the roles once again. Bodacious!

According to reports, the new movie is due to be released as early as next year, with a date set for 21 August, 2020.

Speaking about the announcement in a video from the Hollywood Bowl, Reeves said: "We want to say thank you to you the fans. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude."

Now three decades on, the film will pick up with the best friends well into their middle age, as they are met by a figure from the future who warns them that only one song will save their life and that of the universe itself.

Down on their luck, the pair will set off on another inter-dimensional journey through space and time, aided by their kids and a host of new historical characters and music legends.

Today's news is a long time coming for the two stars, who have been talking about completing the trilogy for many years, often discussing it during interviews for other projects.

The new film will pick up with the pair well into their middle age but still having to save the universe. Nelson Entertainment
The new film will pick up with the pair well into their middle age but still having to save the universe. Nelson Entertainment

And though Reeves may have moved away from comedy in recent years, forging a career as a cinematic hard man in the John Wick trilogy, the 54-year-old still says he finds the characters as funny as ever.

Looking back on the first two films, he said last year: "Time goes by quickly". Over the years it's been really nice to connect with people who love those characters and those films, and it's been fun to hear from fans who have become parents who have shown it to their kids.

"The ebullient spirit of [Bill and Ted], and the humor of the characters in the film, and the adventure they go on - I think it's still funny."

Apart from the above, not much is known about the flick, except for the fact it has been written by the original creators, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, so it should be in safe hands.

However, Stephen Herek won't be in hte director's chair as that honour has been given to Galaxy Quest's Dean Parisot.

There is only one word for all of this....Excellent!

Featured Image Credit: Nelson Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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