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Bill & Ted Face the Music: Everything We Know

December 17, 2019
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It is time for science geeks and metalheads to unite once again as the ‘Bill & Ted’ series returns for its third, cinematic offering next year. The series presents one of the most warm and delightful time travel stories ever seen on the silver screen. Following two metalhead slackers, the movies have also been notable coming-of-age tales.

Titled ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ the series will return after a gap of almost three decades. However, the movie’s makers have reportedly worked hard to ensure that it serves to be a glorious return to the franchise and an appealing outing for first timers as well. If you wish to find out more, continue reading.

Bill & Ted Face the Music Plot: What is it About?

As mentioned earlier, ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ is the third movie of the ‘Bill & Ted’ franchise. The series follows two metalhead friends with poor work ethics and self-discipline who travel through time to find out that their music would become the cause for a utopian society in the future.

The first movie, ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ serves as the introduction to the titular characters who get a visitor from the future who helps them go back in time so that the two can finish their history report. Although a minor sounding conflict, it is revealed that failure to submit the report would have led to their band never forming, thereby stalling the formation of the utopian society in future.

The second movie, ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ follows the two musicians’ journeys as they battle death and seek to replace two robots who were sent from the future by a man who wants to reverse the formation of the utopian society. The story for the third movie has been in development since 2010.

The movie follows the characters of Bill and Ted who are now middle-aged men with daughters. They soon realize that the music that leads to utopia in the future is yet to be composed by them. Nearing the age of fifty, the two start to feel pressurized about not having “made it” yet and must fight their self-doubts and wonder whether they should give up on their yet-to-be-achieved dreams.

Bill & Ted Face the Music Cast: Who is in it?

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles as Ted and Bill respectively. ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ marked the first successful movie for Keanu Reeves and can be considered as one of his early, breakout movies. Recently, Reeves has become quite a trending superstar on the Internet thanks to his “nice guy” personality and down-to-earth attitude. His recent franchise, ‘John Wick’ found success both critically and commercially. Some of the other notable movies that Reeves has been a part of include ‘The Matrix’ series, ‘Speed’ and ‘The Devil’s Advocate.’

On the other hand, Alex Winter is a British-American actor who also gained significant prominence after the first movie in the ‘Bill & Ted’ series. Apart from that he has appeared in movies such as ‘The Lost Boys’ and ‘Freaked.’ Moreover, Winter also co-wrote and co-directed the latter movie.

Apart from Reeves and Winter, William Sadler also makes a return to the franchise as the character of Grim Reaper. A prolific American film and TV actor, Sadler has appeared in movies such as ‘Die Hard 2,’ ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Iron Man 3.’ More notably however, he acted in the television series, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,’ ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ and 2010’s ‘Hawaii Five-O.’

Moreover, Brigette Lundy-Paine essays the role of Ted’s daughter. Lundy-Paine is an American actor who identifies themself as non-binary (thereby preferring to use the pronouns, they/them). They are most notable for starring in the comedy series, ‘Atypical.’

On the other hand, the Australian actress, Samara Weaving plays Bill’s daughter, Thea. She is notable for playing Indi on the Australian soap opera, ‘Home and Away.’ Some of the other projects that she is a part of include ‘SMILF,’ ‘Ready or Not’ and ‘The Babysitter.’

The other cast members include the ‘Gotham’ actor, Anthony Carrigan and the musician, Kid Cuddi apart from Jillian Bell, Amy Stoch, Jayma Mays and Erinn Hayes.

Bill & Ted Face the Music Crew: Who is Behind it?

‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ is directed by Dean Parisot. He is a film and television director who won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, ‘The Appointments of Dennis Jennings.’ Moreover, he has also directed several episodes of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Northern Exposure.’

The movie is written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon who served as the writers for the previous two movies in the series as well. Moreover, the movie’s music score is composed by Mark Isham while Shelly Johnson handles the movie’s cinematography. Orion Pictures, Hammerstone Studios, Dial 9, Dugan Entertainment and TinRes Entertainment are the production studios backing the movie while it is being distributed by United Arts Releasing.

Bill & Ted Face the Music Release Date: When Does it Premiere?

‘Bill & Ted 3′ is scheduled to release on August 21, 2020. There is a unique form of joy one gets in watching beloved artists return to the work that established them. ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ can be expected to provide such a nostalgically charming feel. Plus, do we really need a reason to see more of Keanu Reeves?

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