When host Graham Norton asked Keanu Reeves on this week’s airing of the popular show if it was true that Bill and Ted 3 could be expected, “Bill & Ted are still alive,” he responded. “Yeah, Yeah, the writers had a story and we’re trying to make it, yeah.” He added. However, he did not stop there but went on to tease the plot of the third movie in the Bill & Ted franchise.
“There’s a cool story. Basically, they are supposed to write a song to save the world and they haven’t done that. So, the pressure of having to save the world, you know their marriages are falling apart, their kids are kind of mad at them, and then someone comes from the future and tells them if they don’t write the song it’s just not the world, it’s the universe. So they have to save the universe because time is breaking apart,” he teased.
Bill & Ted is a series of two films, not to forget their spinoffs, which featured Alex Winters as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Keanu Reeves as Theodor Logan or Ted with George Carlin playing Rufus. Excellent Adventure, the first of the two, was released in February 1989 and part 2, Bogus Journey hit the screens in July 1991.
Excellent Adventure – In the first science fiction comedy movie of the so-far-two-movie-series, Bill Preston and Ted Logan get access to a time machine, resembling a telephone booth, given to them by Rufus, a traveler from the future, when they are struggling with a history assignment.
They travel back in time with the help of the machine to meet historical characters and gain knowledge about important historical events so that they did not fail the test because if they did, Ted’s father would send him away to a military academy in Alaska which would potentially end the duo’s new band the Wyld Stallyns.
Bogus Journey – The sequel, Bogus Journey, sees Bill & Ted in a “utopian future society” their band “Wyld Stallyns” has created. Chuck De Nomolos, hates the society and so, steals a time machine and sends two robots designed after Bill and Ted back to the late 20th century. The purpose is to stop Bill and Ted from winning the San Dimas Battle of the Bands. Meanwhile, in the present Wyld Stallyns is preparing for the contest. The movie sees the robotic Bill and Ted replace the real duo after killing them.
Bill and Ted’s souls are met by Death who challenges them to a game. When given the option of choosing a game Bill and Ted opt for modern games like Battleship, Twister, and Clue which they are better at and defeat Death without any difficulty. Death reluctantly becomes their servant and brings them back to the present where the two fakes are overpowered by twp good robotic duplicates of Bill and Ted.
In the end, newspaper articles show that the band, along with Death, goes through many benefits of glory before eventually taking Wyld Stallyns to Mars.