Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are once again set to reprise their roles as titular time travellers Dean Parisot’s Bill & Ted Face the Music, though Reeves has now made a revelation that may surprise even the most dedicated fans of the flicks.
In an interview with AP Entertainment, the beloved film star said: “I’d like to get one thing straight, Bill and Ted are not stoners, let’s get that clear. They have a nice outlook on life, they like people [and] their friendship.”
In addition to this admission, Keanu Reeves also gave further details on the plot of the new film, as well as speaking out about what he enjoyed best about working on the third instalment of the franchise.
“In the course of the film, they’re given this Herculean task of saving the universe and time as we know it. And they go into their future selves to try and find — and well, I don’t want to give too much away,” he said.
“For me, one of the most exciting aspects of this Bill & Ted story was getting to play different incarnations of ourselves.”
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter first became time-travelling heroes as Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan in the 1989 release of the cult classic Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Its sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, arrived in 1991, while Face the Music has been in the works since 2013.
In Face the Music, visitors from the future task the metalhead duo with creating a song that will save the world and life as we know it. Famous musicians — including Dave Grohl, Kid Cudi and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler — are also set to make appearances along the way.
The cinematic release for Bill & Ted Face the Music has been pushed from Thursday, August 27th, until Thursday, September 10th.