The new trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music is now out, nearly three decades since the second movie of the franchise, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, was released back in 1991.
The trailer that just dropped is the first official trailer for the movie and apparently has been released to coincide on June 9, which, as noted by CNET, has been designated by fans for years as Bill & Ted Day.
The trailer was posted through the official Bill and Ted 3 Twitter page, and also via Orion Pictures’ official YouTube channel.
Whoa. The wait is finally over, dudes! Keanu Reeves and @Winter star in the first official trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music! Watch now! And remember: be excellent to each other. 🎸⚡ #BillAndTed3 #FaceTheMusic #BillAndTedDay pic.twitter.com/oh7Oj3mVK3
— Bill & Ted 3 (@BillandTed3) June 9, 2020
Now a trilogy
The first film of the franchise was 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, which was directed by Stephen Herek, who worked on a screenplay written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (who recently did the script for Now You See Me 2).
A couple of years later, a sequel to the original film would be released. Directed by Pete Hewitt, 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey would see lead stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles.
It would take about 29 years before 2020’s Bill & Ted Face the Music would turn the two-film franchise into a legitimate trilogy of movies.
Although it bears noting that apart from the three films, the franchise has also spun off a cartoon series (1990’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, with both Reeves and Winter doing the voice acting for their respective characters), and a live-action TV series—1992’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, with Christopher Kennedy and Evan Richards playing the titular duo.
The story this time
Although Matheson and Solomon are reuniting to handle scriptwriting duties for Bill & Ted Face the Music, the director this time will be Dean Parisot.
Parisot might be best known to moviegoers as the director of 1999’s Galaxy Quest, as well as the more recent Red 2 (starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker).
The plot now follows an older—but not necessarily wiser—Bill and Ted as they try to navigate through middle age, both with loving daughters Theodora (Bill’s daughter, played by Hollywood’s Samara Weaving) and Billie (Ted’s daughter, played by Atypical’s Brigette Lundy-Pane).
All of a sudden, the duo is paid a visit by somebody from the future, who tells them that they will have to write a song in 78 minutes to save everyone and everything, not only on planet Earth but also in the entire universe.
Thankfully, they’ll get a lot of help, not only from their daughters Little Bill and Little Ted but also from old pals and a number of popular recording artists.
Also joining the cast for the movie is William Sadler, who played the Grim Reaper character in the first two films. Another returning mainstay is George Carlin, but due to the comedian’s death in 2008, his appearance in Bill & Ted Face the Music will be made possible through reused old footage from the past two movies.