After nearly a decade of various setbacks, Bill & Ted 3 is finally nearing a production schedule. The news comes from actor Alex Winter, who famously portrayed Bill in the series. He told Forbes on Wednesday (April 13) about the film, saying that "we have a script, we have a director, we have a studio—we’re just trying to nail down a start date.”
Winter expounded on the production developments while promoting his Frank Zappa documentary, Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa?, which he is directing. He told Forbes:
"We’ve been working on it for, like, six years. We’re knee deep in the script, it’s been written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon who wrote the first two, they are fantastic writers, and the script is great."
If Winter's words hold true, the third installment of the fantastical stoner series would enter production 24 years after its last film hit theaters: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey released in 1991. And, yes, Keanu Reeves would of course reprise his roll as Ted, according to Winter:
"How the **** would we make it if he wasn’t on board? People always ask if Keanu’s doing it and I’m like, ‘No, I’m making a Bill movie.’ Of course he’s in it. I can’t make a Bill & Ted movie without Keanu."
No word on when a potential Bill & Ted 3 would release, but we can surely expect things that are "excellent," "bogus," "bodacious," "radical," and "heinous," when it does.