'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 3' Is Not a Joke, Keanu Reeves Says

When Keanu Reeves mentioned last year that a third Bill and Ted film was in the works, the project was so unformed it was ruled a joke. The original film's writers were '"going to try and see if they can write something," according to Reeves, who ribbed that the project should be shot in 3D black and white and be co-directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Werner Herzog.

During an interview with MTV yesterday while promoting his new film Henry's Crime, however, it became clear that a third Bill and Ted installment is very close to actually happening—over 20 years after the first Excellent Adventure hit theaters and launched Reeves' career:

"I believe the writers are six weeks away from a draft," he said on Monday (April 4), adding with a laugh, "No pressure, guys!"

Reeves went on to describe how the story arc might fit into the overall franchise mythology. "When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn't happened," he said. "So they've now become kind of possessed by trying to do that."

Whether it concerns him that Bill and Ted will actually be pushing 50 in the film, Reeves laughed, "That's pretty excellent!" In the interview he also reveals, much to fans' relief, that he and co-star Alex Winter have been "most excellent to each other" through the years:



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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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