Alex Winter promised us something “most excellent” on “Bill & Ted day” and he did not disappoint! The first trailer for BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC has arrived and it shows that it’s never too late to “party on” with two of the most bodacious buds to hit the big screen!
It has been over three decades since the release of BILL & TED’s EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have reunited again for BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC. In the latest installment, our duo is faced with creating a new “most excellent” song in just 78 minutes as the fate of all humanity depends upon their success. Returning for this new adventure is William Sadler as Death himself and joining the gang are Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving, who play Bill and Ted’s daughters.
June 9 has unofficially been referred to as “Bill & Ted” day for many years by fans of the franchise. The date is a reference to a line from BILL & TED’s EXCELLENT ADVENTURE when Bill and Ted are visited by future versions of themselves outside the Circle K convenience store. The future Bill and Ted re trying to convince the other Bill and Ted to have trust in their new time travel companion Rufus (George Carlin). They’re asked to prove themselves by guessing a certain number and the future Bill and Ted gleefully exclaim “69, dudes!” It’s gone on to become of the most memorable moments of the film.
In the original film, Winter and Reeves star as the titular duo who form a band called the Wyld Stallyns. Because their music will one day go on to inspire a utopian future, a time traveler takes them through time to help them pass a history class so they can focus on their music after graduation and keep the future intact. The film was followed by a sequel in 1991 called BILL & TED’s BOGUS JOURNEY.
Did YOU like the first trailer for BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC? As of now, the movie is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020, but it’s unclear if it’s exclusively going for a theatrical run or if it will be released early to PVOD due to theater closures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.