It’s official! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have announced an official release date for the third installment of the Bill and Ted saga called Bill and Ted Face the Music! 

The film which is expected to open in theaters on August 21, 2020, will be released through United Artists Releasing and will begin production this summer in New Orleans. The movie will be directed by Dean Parisot, from a screenplay by returning franchise writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.

In the film, original star Winter will return to his role as William “Bill” S. Preston Esq., while Reeves will reprise the role of Theodore “Ted” Logan. And according to Orion Pictures, “the stakes are higher than ever” for the two characters. As “to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure, when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends, and a few music legends.”

Bill and Ted Face The Music, which will be set several decades after the events of Bogus Journey, where Bill and Ted were stuck in the Middle Ages while still struggling to write the Wild Stallyns songs that was prophesied to save the world, is expected to be an exciting new installment for viewers who have been patiently waiting.

In recent years, Winter, Reeves, Matheson, and Solomon have teased about the possibility of a third installment. With Solomon teasing it as “A Christmas Carol with Bill and Ted,” while Winter assured fans that it wouldn’t be a “stale knockoff.” But an official announcement that the project was in pre-production only arrived last May. 


“The whole trajectory of getting the next one off the ground has been pretty much exactly like the experience of getting the original,” Winter said. “Going to every studio, and they’re like, ‘What the F is this?’ It’s this kind of independent spirit, and the films have an anachronistic quality to them that’s a big part of what they are, fundamentally. I’m really happy that this one is the same. It doesn’t feel like some stale knockoff that a studio would have immediately gone, ‘Oh, this feels right. We have rebranded very successfully.’”


 Bill & Ted Face the Music will open in theaters on August 21, 2020.

Watch Reeves and Winter’s announcement video below. 

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