"Bill & Ted 3": Most Excellent First Images from "Face the Music"

The last time we saw the Wyld Stallyns together was in 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. Now 28 years later, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return to their signature roles. Orion Pictures shared with Entertainment Weekly their first look at their long-awaited third film in the franchise, Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Bill & Ted Face the Music - Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves
Entertainment Weekly via Orion Pictures

Directed by Dean Parisot and written by creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, the third film finds Bill S. Preston (Winter) and Ted "Theodore" Logan (Reeves) as fathers looking to score their defining hit that will help the duo save the galaxy. The first pic finds them in their familiar time-traveling phone booth not to be confused with Doctor Who's TARDIS. Parisot, Matheson, and Winter spoke to EW about their upcoming film.

"They were told when they were teenagers that they were going to save reality, and they've been working on it the whole time. Now an emissary from the future comes and says, 'You've got to do it right now. We've got literally 80 minutes or all of reality will come to an end.'"

Bill & Ted co-creator Chris Matheson
Bill & Ted Face the Music - Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kid Cudi, Samara Weaving
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Brigette Lundy-Paine, Scott Mescudi and Samara Weaving
CR: Entertainment Weekly via Orion Pictures

How Bill & Ted's Daughters Factor

Matheson adds their daughters Thea Preston (Samara Weaving) and Billie Logan (Brigette Lundy-Paine) will come to their aid.

"The daughters really love their dads' music and want to help them."

Parisot said Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi plays a fictionalized version of the performer himself.

"[Scott] plays Kid Cudi. He gets mysteriously thrown around through various times, because all time and space is coming unglued."

Bill & Ted Face the Music - Keanu Reeves, William Sadler and Alex Winter
BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC
Keanu Reeves, William Sadler and Alex Winter
CR: Orion Pictures

Returning Faces

Parisot teased William Sadler's Death and what his return from Bogus Journey may mean in the film.

"Death was in the band in the second film. Things didn't go all that well. But I'll leave it at that!"

Winter's spent more time behind the camera than in front. He says he's not at all concerned about reprising Bill, a character he's most familiar with.

"If I was going back into doing fricking King Lear, then I would have been wetting my nappies. But I do know this guy pretty well."

Bill & Ted Face the Music also stars Beck Bennett, Holland Taylor, Kristen Schaal, Jillian Bell, Jayma Mays, Erin Hayes, Anthony Carrigan, Amy Stoch, and Hal Landon Jr.

The Orion film comes to theaters on August 21.

About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.

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