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BILL AND TED 3 Is Still On! So Sayeth The Keanu! Station!

Nordling here.

I'd love to see another BILL AND TED film, but part of me is afraid they'd screw up a perfect thing. (Perfect meaning that they got two really good movies, not perfect as in perfect.)  But apparently, according to MTV, they are six weeks away from the script, and they have the original writers (Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon) back.  Keanu even teased a little bit of the plot, which you can hear about below:

I sincerely hope this happens, although it's more of a my generation thing.  The first two films still hold up, and I'd like to see a film round out the trilogy of Masters Preston and Logan.  Of course we won't have Mr. Carlin, but maybe William Sadler's Grim Reaper could show up for another game of Battleship...

Nordling, out.

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  • April 5, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST


    by Ernie

    That's right ... I said FIST !!

  • April 5, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Wishbone

    I just hope it doesn't go the way of the Ghostbusters 3 debacle.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:08 a.m. CST

    I can't wait!

    by Cobb05

    I think as long as you have Keanu and Alex on board, it'll be good. It's sad that George won't be in it. I just hope they don't recast it. It'll be interesting to see if they bring back Death and Station. I just want to see old Bill and Ted playing Vegas or something. Just keep them out of space!

  • April 5, 2011, 6:10 a.m. CST

    This will rock

    by Rik J.

    Can't wait for Bill and Ted 3!!

  • April 5, 2011, 6:14 a.m. CST

    They need to set this movie in some kind of 'bio-dome'


    And have a pointless cameo from Tenacious D.

  • dunno if I wanna see the stuff actually lived out

  • we'll get 21st century high schoolers acting obnoxious (weren't bill and ted That to our parents) and ruining time stuff and , oh i dunno if i'd wanna see that. No father-son role reversal please

  • April 5, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    weird. keanu is lookin' old


    looks like my Dad in need of a haircut.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    no but seriously


    he's looking like my Dad.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    they cant do this without george Carlin

    by emeraldboy

    george carlin as the counter culture reference was the pillar of the first two movies. I too would love to see a third bill and ted. but i fear it will end up a bit like blur in glastonbury, recently. half the crowd will know who they are and the other half of the crowd wont. the teeny crowd who make up todays audiences will not know who bill and ted are. and i cant see keanu shredding his neo image and going back to his surfer dude image. i just cant see that happening and he hasnt had a hit film in ages and ages.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Where the HELL are the Blu rays aleady ?!?!?

    by CallMeSNAKEimeanPLISKEN

    I would love to see this happen, though it does smell a bit like Ghostbusters 3 at the moment. Really want those movies in High def, where the hell are they? -"Strange things are afoot at the Circle K"

  • April 5, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Carlin hated Bogus Journey

    by Larrylongballs

    He thought it was a pile of shit. I actually loved it. I smell no GB here, Keanu wants it. My Grandma wanted Keanu. My Grandma is dead.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    keanu was a very good young actor....

    by emeraldboy

    if you dont believe check out parenthood. he was very good in that. very believable. he was very funny in bill and ted. and he was very good in point break. which was a very serious role. I liked bill and ted's bogus journey but didnt think it was as much fun as the first. very dark, which isnt a bad thing. in interviews keanu comes across as very funny and very relaxed. check the youtube footage of keanu's graham norton interview where he was promoting a thriller. and the stuff about his mothers connection to playboy is funny but overall keanu's career is either surfer dude or robotic. he was good in branagh's as you like it.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST

    by emeraldboy

    henrys crime stars keanu reeves, vera fermiga and james caan and is out to buy on dvd.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Most Triumphant! Maybe Keanu Will Get An Oscar Nomination

    by Crow3711

    And I'm not even kidding. I've always said I think he deserved one for excellent adventure. That's some terrific acting right there. By far the best hes ever done. I don't even care if hes playing a heightened version of himself. He should take this really seriously and turn in a totally excellent performance. This character was made for this guy.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:52 a.m. CST

    You know, Keanu does come in for a lot of grief online

    by V'Shael

    I mean, amongst the geeks and movie nerds and computer nerds, he's been called everything from wooden to a rejected 4chan meme come to life. I can't remember the last casting announcement where people were happy to hear he'd been cast. And yet, he's one of the nicest, most under-rated, consistently hard working, generous with his time, charity-giving mother fuckers any of us would ever be lucky enough to meet. Whatever you might think of his acting, as a human being he's fucking class. I wish more people knew that.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:54 a.m. CST

    If the script is it

    by Bobo_Vision

    I love the films....and Bogus Journey really grew on me over the years and now I like it better than Excellent Adventure.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:59 a.m. CST


    by killianx

    did you mean branagh's Much Ado About Nothing? great film!

  • April 5, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST

    by killianx

    by emeraldboy

    yes I did. that is my favourite branagh shakespear film. its a joy to watch. although i think hamlet is branagh's masterpiece. after hamlet and the end of his marriage to emma thompson branagh admitted to having bipolar disorder. the manic way he threw himself into his work and the mood swings.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:13 a.m. CST

    This will be NON, NON, NON, NON, NON HEINOUS!

    by Ciderman

    This film will be most, most excellent, and non bogus! And maybe the chaste maidens will be not so chaste?

  • April 5, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    I got a full on robot chubby!

    by theyreflockingthisway

  • April 5, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST


    by Mastidon

    Will be missed for sure. Nobody can replace George.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Genghis Khan want a twinkie?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    The first was great, the second was pretty good, but no more.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    bill and ted > BTTF

    by ORIONgods

  • April 5, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Please bring back Diane Franklin as one of the Princesses...

    by Otter

  • April 5, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Bill and Ted Can Have Kids . . .


    But it still needs to be about Bill and Ted messing up time. The kids mainly need to be: "Whoa! Our parents travel through time and re-write history and stuff! And we always thought they were just dorks with a band!" I wouldn't mind a middle-aged version. Where Wyld Stallyons don't turn out nearly as successful and world-changing as they thought. They don't know what happens, life sucks . . . and then Keenan Ivory Wayans shows up to tell em what's up wit dat! That's what I'm thinking.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Fully fucking down for this!

    by TheJudger

    A very large ufo comes to earth. Every damn device on earth with a speaker on it starts playing an unknown rock song. A strange looking smaller ufo exits the ship and lands on earth. A door slides open and a ramp is projected onto the ground. A flashing dual person icon appears above the door. The government decides to send two soldiers onto this ramp. The ramp carries them to the entrance of the door. The ramp stops. A alien looking device projection pops out of the door. It scans the two soldiers while projecting hologram faces of Bill and Ted over theirs- They don't match. The scanner turns red- it shoots out a different colored laser that vaporizes the soldiers. The ships door slams shut. A video image begins to play on it's surface. It's a clip of Bill and Ted from a Wyld Stallions music video. The video stops. A countdown sequence begins. We figure out pretty quick that the aliens want Bill and Ted. Problem is they died in a tornado several decades ago. Seem our boys never became the future World Peace Icons they were supposed to become. At the height of their career the Grunge movement took over, and the Wyld Stallions along with many other excellent rock bands of the 80's went bankrupt. Rap and RandB followed so after and rock for the most part is dead. The boys lost everything including the Babes and their kids. We cut to the past or current time. The boys are living in a trailer park and working at a Circle K. We spend a day with them seeing how much their life sucks. Late at night while smoking pot on the roof of their trailer, We see something fall out of the sky. It hits their neighbors trailer. The boys check it out. A phone booth is sitting in the living room. A number is written on the window. They look at each other, they get in, they dial up. The final adventure begins.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    I'm with Mastidon

    by Raggles Wimpole

    As good as this film may wind up being, they will not be anywhere near the same without George Carlin. As small as his parts may have been in the first two, he was absolutely crucial to the overall films. However, if they can work that into the film & formulate a plot around Bill & Ted's age and what they've been doing since the second film and make it as fun as the first, it might be okay. And even if you hate the second film (which was nowhere near as good as the first but was still enjoyable), you have to give the filmmakers credit for casting William Sadler as the Grim Reaper. The scenes of Bill & Ted playing board games with the Reaper are hilarious.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST


    by darthderp

    Seriously; Keanu's been around, but what has Alex Winter done since Bogus Journey?? Also, the first one had Clarence Clemmons, the second had the guitarist from Faith No More (whose name escapes me), anyone want to guess who's in this one?

  • April 5, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST


    by TheJudger


  • April 5, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    movienut401.....they have to get Eddie Van Halen

    by Bobo_Vision

    He still looks youngish. It needs to be a guitar icon, not some current flavor of the week.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST


    by gmc2k2

    The best comment ive heard about keanu, fanboys sometimes should be shot when i hear comments about his acting when about half of their cum stained movie collection has alot of shitty and wooden acting, hes one helluva guy and deserves more respect from us

  • April 5, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Also, in the first film....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ....Bill and Ted talk about how they want to get Eddie Van it would be a nice book-end.

  • April 5, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    River's Edge

    by ultragoregrind

    That's one seriously good flick. Crispin Glover is also really good in it. Good soundtrack too...

  • April 5, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    With no Rufus...

    by BeyondStatic

    ... and much older Bill & Ted, who will no doubt have to uproot their now mundane lives in mainstream society and return to their bodacious ways to once again save the world, or their babes, from some kind of evil before giving a moving soliloquy and rocking out to their Wyld Stallions headbanging music... this just won't work outside of the 80s nostalgia market.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    No kids!!

    by Chopper

    I don't want a passing of the torch story! Keep it to Bill and Ted SR.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Are people really posting their Bill & Ted fanfic here?

    by rev_skarekroe

    I guess it's better than Bill & Ted slashfic.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    George Carlin had to DIE FOR THIS?!?!?!

    by DangerDave

    I wonder if he is in the afterlife and looking at this and saying.... "Jumpstart that money train you talentless cocksuckers." Good night sweet prince.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by Spudwick30

    I mean c'mon.... You either have to be White.... and/or dumb to want to see any more of these films.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    is he still fucking charlize theron?

    by hiperaktiv

  • April 5, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    I'm down for another one.

    by STLost

    It can't be any worse than a M. Night Shyamalan / Will Smith / Jaden Smith sci-fi collaboration.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST


    by krod

    Station, station, station and station.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Tron-ify Carlin

    by Loosejerk

    Just take the Tron, face-slap-on effect from Tron and stick Carlin's face on another actor. It'd be very funny for it to actually be a part of the story why Rufus looks strange and Bill and Ted could always be taken aback by how strange Rufus looks.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Good idea, loosejerk

    by Bobo_Vision

    Or they could have Rufus played by Pam Grier for the whole movie, and then just have about a minute of Tron-ified Rufus at the end. <p> GEORGE CARLIN IS NOT INTEGRAL TO THE BILL AND TED FILMS. <p> He was only in the second one for like one minute. He's not necessary...but a Tron-ified Rufus was be passable.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • April 5, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    BEST news in awhile. AIM FOR THE CAT, DUDE!

    by dead youngling

  • April 5, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Ziggy Piggy...Ziggy Piggy...ZIGGY PIGGY!

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Let's all go get some ice cream in celebration!

  • April 5, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Twelve Milkmen is, theoretically, possible. Thirteen is silly.

    by SifoDyasJr

  • April 5, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    "I say, is the castle far?"

    by kiwicanuck

    I think Keanu's been decent in some things, okay in others, and horrific in a few. But he gets a pass on account of one of the funniest performances I've ever seen - as Jonathan Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Also, in person the guy is indeed the real deal: generous, down to earth, and incredible humble.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Bogus Journey was my first cinema experience

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I think. It was either that or Suburban Commando

  • April 5, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST


    by gruemanlives


  • April 5, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    With No George Carlin.....

    by A_Die_Hard_Fan

    This movie will be lacking.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    This movie will suck because

    by doom master

    Their projected future surely isnt the same kind of future we have now The 80s were lame, so even by looking back at it they'll wanna stay put with their cell phones and ipods... Im just sayin....Surviving the 80s was bad enough leave Bill and Ted where they belong. if keanu wants to do another movie, he should do Constantine 2.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    River's Edge and Crispin Glover

    by MC-909

    I like Keanu and I thought he was really good in River's Edge. But Crispin Glover? Really? Crispin Glover was straight-up fucking retarded in it. I like Crispin Glover, but just because someone takes a handful of quaaludes before filming doesn't make their acting "brilliant". We didn't see Crispin Glover acting. We saw Crispin Glover wander around in front of some movie cameras while high as fuck. Bill & Ted though? Hell yes. One thing though: Get Matthew McConaughey and Owen Wilson on board as their rivals or something.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    mc909 - it is a thin line with Glover

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I thought he was fantastic in River's Edge, but I see your point.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I know Chris and Ed

    by HornyForHarry

    Met them on the set of Evil Alien Conquerers. Was at Ed's home this weekend for a party and this is some of what I know already.... The movie tastes place during Bill, Ted and their two princesses trip to England (and beyond) where they mature and grow those beards (this way they can look older) but Deacon steals the lyrics Bill and Ted accidently leave on the counter (like when he stole older brother Ted's easter basket) and turns himself into the king of the world. Bill and Ted have to snap him out of it and get back to the battle of the bands. Bill n Ted's III - Deacon's Game

  • April 5, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    It doesn't need to be a trilogy. It works perfectly as a 2-parter.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • April 5, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Took a screenwriting class from Chris Matheson

    by A_Banned_Apart

    It took a maximum effort for me to not ask questions about B&T3 or Mom and Dad Save the World.

  • I'm excited! and I am from the future.

  • Like a younger prequelier version of Rufus, Bill n Ted must go back to when Rufus was a young Bill N tED-HeAD in Highschool, Like the year 2021. He has no self esteem and a really high voice. Bill n Ted teach him to ROCK! and thus he grows up to in reverse help Bill n Ted become saviours of the worldpeace. Stationz!

  • April 5, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    A lot of milkmen on the same route.

    by The Shropshire Slasher

    No wonder they fight.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I know the future and so it shall pass...

    by StoryFirst

    ...that AICN talkbackers will await this movie with enthusiasm, salivating at concept art and ejaculating at the cast announcements. And then, on day of release, only 7 of them will turn out to see it. Two will see it again. Despite the repeat viewers, it will still fail at the box office. It will be released on Blu Ray as a three movie converted to 3D package and 7 people will buy it. Two will buy the 2D version along with the 3D one. It will make no money. And the world will end. Heinous, dude. This is the future.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Re: the_choppah/Alex Winter

    by ArmageddonProductions

    the_choppah: there actually WAS a "Bill & Ted" cartoon series in the early Nineties ("Excellent Adventures", I believe it was called), as well as an animated BACK TO THE FUTURE series around the same time. Not sure why it never got released on video, but I'll bet it's at least on YouTube.</p><p> As for the poster who said Alex Winter dropped off the face of the Earth post-BILL & TED, he co-directed and starred in FREAKED, which is a goddamn cult classic, and went on to direct at least one other movie that nobody ever saw (FEVER).

  • April 5, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    It's true

    by robhouston

    ....of the few people that I have met in my somewhat lucky life Reeves is just a hell of a nice guy.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Channing Tatum and Russel Brand would be perfect for a reboot

    by SantosLHalper

    this time they can plan out the trilogy wisely, shoot back to back and make it about hip-hop and have the phonebooth be an i-pad. seriously i'll stick to the 8 epsiode tv show they did in between the 2 films.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    What's the status of the talkbacks?

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    Is the edit feature ever going to return? Will REPLY TO TALKBACK ever work? etc.

  • April 5, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    some modern titles for todays generations

    by SantosLHalper

    bill n teds crunk adventure bill n teds phat field trip bill n teds HAM journey

  • April 5, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    But did they ask him about Matrix 4 & 5?!

    by Johnno

    I know that story was just AICN getting punked, but damnit I want that! If Hollywood is going to go hogwild with sequels and shit, then I should at least get what I want!!! Someone tell Keanu that we're very interested and to have him let the Wachowskis know that the next time he sees them at a cocktail party or something. We have Cameron's magical cameras and 3-D to play with now with better technology for photorealism. The time is ripe!

  • One of the Wachowskis had his balls removed.

  • April 5, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Keanu's Best Line Ever, From River's Edge

    by Autodidact

    "All you do is come around here and fuck our mother, and eat our food." CUT TO LONG EXTERIOR SHOT OF HOUSE "Mother fucker! FOOD EATER!" That played like such comedy to me as a kid. The surrounding movie is pretty good though.

  • April 5, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by Marat

    Alex Winter was in a Death Wish film. I swear he was!

  • April 5, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    If They Do More Matrix Movies

    by Autodidact

    I'd like them to not be focussed on Neo and the rest of the people from the first trilogy. After the first movie I thought the sequels would be more like superhero action inside the Matrix, with people becoming free and breaking the rules, flying around getting "powers" and shit. Instead it was this fucking mish-mash of crap!

  • April 5, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Kiefer Sutherland should be in it

    by twogunjames

    He could play a maniac music producer who tours with them and attacks trees in hotel lobbies.

  • And "Freaked" is the shit! Brooke Shields' best work ever.

  • April 5, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    The guy is losing his looks

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Time passes even for The One, I suppose.

  • April 5, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Yes, Reeves was good in "River's Edge" (great movie too).

    by Elgyn6655321

    As for Crispin Glover, the guy is kind of 'love-him-or-hate-him' in any role he plays. Personally, I love the guy. Dennis Hopper must have been sharing his drugs with him on the "River's Edge" shoot.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais as new "Rufus?"

    by JediRob

    It does suck that we have no Carlin, but Ricky may be a suitable replacement guide. Just have him come from like another 700 years in the future.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais as new "Rufus?"

    by loafroaster

    No thank you.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    are both from Bogus Journey. When they originally come out as the evil robots (complete with real or knock off Ray Ban wayfarers). I also love when they're about to throw Bill & Ted off the cliff and the duo profess their love to their evil robot usses to try to get out of this situation. But evil Keanu and lex just look at each and laugh and exclaim, "fags!" and throw b&t off the cliff anyway. Also, seeing William Sadler out of his Reaper make up when the grand face off with the bad guy is pretty coo' too. Oh and the whole closing credits sequence with them finally coming to prominence.

  • Anybody that can kick the crap out of mcclane in dh2, be a comedic character in bogus journey, and also be a chosen one type hero in tales form the crypt demon knight as one badazz actor imo.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I still remember the theme song to the cartoon.

    by sweeneydave

    "Bill and Ted's excellent adventures! Most triumphant, that's for sure! Bill and Teds most excellent adventures!" The video game drove me nuts. It was very puzzle centric and I could never figure it out. And for the Back to the Future cartoon song they used the "gotta get back in time" snipets from Huey Lewis.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    No Rufus? No biggie.

    by darthderp

    Look, I liked Carlin as Rufus also, but those saying he was crucial to the series (would it be a series at this point?) is a bit heavy on the hyperbole. I'm not saying recast the part (Carlin WILL be missed) but a different character to serve as Bill and Ted's "Obi-Wan" isn't out of order, IMO. That said, I wouldn't mind seeing Sadler back as the Reaper. Bogus Journey, Die Hard 2, Shawshank; the guy's a great character actor, and let's admit it, he had some of the best lines in Bill & Ted 2; "They melvined me...." "Sooner or later, you dance with the Reaper *BA-DA-BUMP* Aaahhh...I love showbiz!"

  • his routines. The man was the greatest comedian/social commenter in recorded modern history. The world that we live in now has no carlin and no optimistic startrek visions of a utopian future on tv. Carlin was one to revel in the toilet bowl flush of mankind- however I am taking it back. I'm concreting over the hole in the toilet and I'm saving everyone I can float on the turds. I'm going to win your souls and when I have enough- we're going to generate enough non-local positive quantum energy to turn earth into paradise

  • April 5, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Johnny Utah needs to be the heavy in the 6th Fast & Furious Movie....

    by thecomedian

    By now Johnny Utah would be a high ranking guy in the FBI. So he can finally get revenge on them for stealing his movie. You could even add some bizarre twist the Bodie was actually Paul Walker's father or some shit. In all seriousness, if you keep The Rock, bring back Lucas Black and bring back Busey they could basically spin the FF/Point Break world into a rival franchise for The Expendables.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    @ Ultratron re: Carlin's dialogue from routines

    by darthderp

    Depends on if you want Mellow Rufus or Angry Rufus. Carlin always was a social commentator of a comedian, but if you listen to his material through the years, there's definitely a point where the material shifts to more biting humor; still funny as hell, but more rant-like - I think it was around the time his first wife died that he changed attitude. As he himself said in the late '90s, "I don't have pet peeves; I have rancid psychotic fucking hatreds!"

  • April 5, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    oh yeah, and Sizemore too...

    by thecomedian

    "You think I like this car, man?"

  • April 5, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    if william sadler is in it, i'm in...

    by ragingfluff

    love that guy. great actor. unfortunate he has a habit of choosing TV series that get cancelled, but he's a Darabont regular which gets him props from me. Also ditto to what emeraldboy and v'shael and others say about Reeves as an actor ... I used to dislike him as an actor but i've reconsidered in recent years. He really is not a star in the "can open a movie" sense and I think he's smart enough to know that; I prefer him in supporting roles and if he got a good rep as someone who chose one or two good supporting roles (like the thing he did with Cate Blanchett about the psychic or whatever she was), I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him in a few years at the Academy Awards. Plus he had the good sense not to be in Speed 2. Also, emeraldboy, i've not seen the graham norton clip but look for the clip of Reeves answering random trivia questions on the Danny Baker show (early 90s)

  • April 5, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    I think it could work if Rufus has died...

    by JustinSane

    ...without his guidance, it would just add to the trouble Bill and Ted have toward writing their song and fulfilling their destinies, etc.

  • April 5, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    No Rufus, no B&T 3...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    But it sounds like they're going ahead with this regardless of how many of us geeks kick and scream "NO!"

  • April 5, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST


    by Dollar Bird

    When the 1st movie came out, I was too naive to know who George Carlin was. I knew the guy playing Rufus was someone famous I should know, but I wasn't sure who. So, I just naturally came to the conclusion Rufus was played by Ringo Starr. (I guess I watched "Caveman" one too many times.) So, one could always get Ringo Starr to play Rufus (or his accented brother). Then I could feel like a fragment of my adolescent cultural ignorance would be justified. (I will not take back, though, reciting the lines from the commercial over lunch in 8th grade. We must have recited the exchange "Put them in the Iron Maiden!" "Excellent!" "Execute them!" "Bogus." a million times.)

  • April 5, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "Best of seven...?" "DAMN RIGHT!"

  • April 5, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Bring it on!!

    by david starling

  • April 5, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Bring it on!!

    by david starling

  • April 5, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Bring it on!!

    by david starling

    I've had to put up with 20 years of pretentious shit, and really couldn't care if we saw another movie extolling brave new worlds, exciting boundaries or another tourism video for Timotei or New Zealand. I just want a beer, a laugh, and Eddie Van Halen this time!! Please?!!

  • April 5, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    After all these years...Bill and Ted has 0 laughs

    by Mel

    go watch the movies...they're terrible. im not even sure they were good back in the day, honestly.

  • April 5, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    YES bring this on!

    by performingmonkey

    Bill & Ted at 50 is too good a situation to pass up IMO. The characters and world are so good that you could come to them at any time and it would work.

  • April 5, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Oscar Time!!!!!!!!!!

    by DoctorWho?

  • April 5, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar the lack of George Carlin aka Rufus. I wish this film well, but I just don't think you can have a complete BILL & TED film without Rufus. Do they call Zemeckis and put a CGI Rufus into the film? And do they bring back Bill Sadler as Death?

  • April 5, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Will KISS provide the song that saves the world?

    by Happyfat73

    Loved that KISS number at the end of bogus journey.</p> </p> I'm guessing love for these films is a generational thing... I was in high school when they came out and I fucking loved them. Haven't watched them in so many years - but they were so damn memorable, especially Bogus Journey... </p> Bring back the Evil Robot Uses!

  • April 5, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by leisuredrummer

    Really, really, really hopes this happens!

  • April 5, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    They don't need Rufus

    by slone13

    He was barely in Bogus Journey. Hell, as much as I love Carlin, he was hardly in Excellent Adventure and certainly not integral to a Bill & Ted story.

  • April 5, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    You are grossly inaccurate. Good day, sir.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    How about they don't write the song that saves the world...

    by mgs316

    Come from the angle that they have already f-ed up the timeline and everyone has to deal with it. Can get into all sorts of paradoxical (is that a word?) stuff that way. And anything that has Eddie Van Halen in it I'm down with.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Deleted scenes in the first 2 films

    by Father

    If bill and ted 3 does come out, i really hope that the first two movies are re-released on DVDs that feature deleted scenes this time round ! Like many movies i grew up on, the bill and ted films have deleted scenes that arent included on DVD releases. The first movie had a number deleted scenes, including scenes that reveal bill and ted to be an unpopular twosome who are mocked by a jock ( that "sandemashighschoolfootballrules" guy) and the popular girls .It also had a different ending which saw bill and ted do the history report in their history class ,then take the princesses to the prom (this is alluded to in the movie when ted asks the princesses if they wanted to go to the prom, where they would have "a most triumphant time") The second movie also had some deleted scenes and an alternate ending which featured bill and ted being killed by the evil robot bill and ted at the battle of the bands then being resurected due to the many times they beat the grim reapers challenge . As part of this ending , bill and ted also have to face all of the characters they met in hell including a big monstrous version of the easter bunny (actual sound bites from the alternate ending can be heard on the "Reaper rap" song in the end credits) Being the nerd that i am, i really want bill and ted DVDs with deleted scenes and i hope that the release of a third movie will inspire that to happen. STATION!

  • April 5, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by ed

    Great flick with a kick ass old school soundtrack....FUCKING SLAYER!!

  • April 5, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    The whole ides smells like caa caa poo poo.

    by JudasPriestly

  • April 5, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    father - I remember seeing pics from those deleted scenes.

    by Elgyn6655321

    One scene apparently had the giant monster Easter bunny tearing open the top of their van.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Hey, here's a webpage with a bunch of pics from the deleted scenes.

    by Elgyn6655321

  • April 5, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    elgyn...thanks for that link

    by Bobo_Vision

    Cool stuff there....and the deleted scene with Death got a laugh out of me. "I don't like gum." <p> I, too, want a fully packed set of Bill and Ted DVDs. I've got the 3 disc set, but the extras have featurettes, interviews, a cartoon, concept drawings, etc.....but absolutely no deleted scenes. This needs rectification.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    father-I had the Bogus Journey comic book

    by vetepalapinga

    It was pretty cool. The grim reaper was an actual skeleton and it had that deleted scene you mention of them fighting the drill instructor, granny preston and the easter bunny monster. Man, I feel incredibly stupid having thrown that comic book away now ( 20 years ago). I bet it´s more rare than the Creepshow comic book (I do still have that one).

  • CGI and Time Travel: Perfect Together

  • April 5, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    FUCK the haters

    by vetepalapinga

    why the FUCK are you posting you fucking losers? I still laugh when I watch Bill and Ted so go suck a donkey´s dick after your mama´s done.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    "put them in the Iron Maiden"/ Denomolos saying "fools!"

    by vetepalapinga

    Those 2 things make me laugh always. I like how Death talks alot too.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    What about a Freaked sequel?

    by Raggles Wimpole

    Instead of a B&T 3 I'd much rather see a Freaked sequel. I have been waiting for the past 18 years to find out what happened to Ortiz the Dog Boy, Worm, Sockhead, the Eternal Flame & Rosie the Pinhead.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    "Freaked" is an underrated classic.

    by Elgyn6655321

  • April 5, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by Jack Parsons

    You're looking old, too. You just don't notice. Doctor, Doctor-- Will I die? Yes, my child, and so will I.

  • to learn how to play, get married, have a honeymoon in medieival england, grow beards and have kids, and write the number one song. the crazy rock beards they grow would hide the wrinkles in their old faces. in this time period they would encounter a new problem and meet new iconic buds to help them along. and they could use deleted and alternate george carlin takes from bogus jorneys finale scenes and add them in. if they saved that stuff, theirs gotta be seconds long shots of carlin just standing in character on set, or an alternate angle of a scene.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by CT1

    lmao uh what happened to his stoner accent? He sounds so weird now, he's almost completely eliminated it, it seems like a different person.. huh.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    oh yeah

    by CT1

    love the interviewer's "big boy" voice there, that's really cool good job with your "casting" work there MTV, I see you still have your finger on the life pulse of young teens, kids just love the most unappealing wanna be weezer lookin fuckin boner killing cool "dude" they can find, they just love hipsters.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Mr Carlin became old man Carlin soon after after part 2 ,

    by seabiscuits

    it really wouldn't have worked out anyway.

  • April 6, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Replacing George Carlin

    by Henry Fool

    I think they should get Bob Odenkirk.

  • April 6, 2011, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by Chrispmcfc

    Wooden delivery, yeah, but Keanu had 'Movie Star' ozzing out of him in Speed.

  • April 6, 2011, 7:01 a.m. CST


    by Father

    vetepalapinga: You can actually download the bogus journey comic here: elgyn6655321 : Thats an interesting read- i'd love to see those deleted scenes in action.

  • April 6, 2011, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Bogus journey is comedy genius!

    by 1st and only

    Still stands up, I'd love to see a 3rd..

  • April 6, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Bring back Pam Grier as Rufus!

    by TheFifthCylon

    Carlin's dead, so I say bring back Pam Grier as Rufus. Rufus spent most of 'Bogus Journey' disguised as Pam Grier, so it would make some kind of sense!

  • April 6, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    In this day and age of motion capture and computer animation

    by Peter David

    They absolutely could have George Carlin in there as Rufus. They could do anything from having someone doing a Carlin impression to sythesizing dialogue from hundreds of hours of his lengthy stand-up routines. His image could easily be computer generated, and you could have him wearing those funky shades he wore in order to cover his eyes (since those lifeless eyes are the kind of things that betray computer-generated human beings.) PAD

  • April 6, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    "Maaark Twaaaiin!!!" "Where!!"

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • April 6, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Oh crap, I forgot Pam Grier was in the second one!

    by Elgyn6655321

    "Bogus Journey" gets extra points for that.

  • April 6, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    My usually cynical nature....

    by KinjoAlcoholicNinja

    Has been driven away by this news. I don't care what it takes. I don't care who you need to get to fill in for Carlin as the new mentor-figure......Give me more Bill and Ted. My love for these movies defies reason.

  • April 6, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Replace Carlin with Russell Crowe!

    by TheMcflyFarm

    But seriously don't recast the role. However, I'd be up for them using footage from the first movie if the story somehow calls for it a la BTTF 2, or doing what they did with Brando in Superman Returns.

  • April 6, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Replace Carlin with Chris Rock...hear me out

    by smackfu

    Nah, just kidding.

  • April 6, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Fantastic news.

    by flax

    I'm really hoping this comes to fruition. Rufus isn't essential – there are many ways they could overcome his absence. Computer-generated Carlin, Pam Grier, younger Rufus played by a younger actor... all would be acceptable. Or they could just say that Rufus has died – it would add an element of nostalgic sadness, and that might not be a bad thing. I really don't like the idea that they might retcon Bogus Journey's credits sequence – I actually found that newspaper montage to be a wonderful end to the film, and completely ignoring it would really piss me off. Bill and Ted need to go to space, as the original ending indicated they would. Also, the Wachowskis (or the one with balls at least) seriously need to get working on those damn Matrix sequels. I loved Reloaded and was severely disappointed by Revolutions – I think most people would hold Reloaded in higher regard if the whole 'Matrix sequels' concept hadn't been tainted by Revolution. It's like the way people completely dismiss the Star Wars prequels even though Revenge of the Sith was pretty decent. Anyway, the perfection of the Matrix series has already been lost, so why not make a couple more films? Come on, they'll probably be great fun.

  • April 6, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    San Dimas high school football rules!!!!

    by frank

    No CG Carlin. Have the character pass away, maybe after reaching enlightenment or something. I really can’t think of a good way for this to work without serious retconning.

  • April 6, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    They do Hold up... #2 stumbles alot though

    by MurderMostFowl

    I recently rewatched #2 and the beginning really almost sinks itself... the acting before the robot Us's kill them is really awful... several times I found myself wondering if they just didn't realize that the acting in the scene was bad until it made to the edit room and then what can you do. But really the grim reaper scenes are inspired and clever even to this day. I think they are the reason the 2nd movie holds up.

  • April 6, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I always thought the 3rd one should be...

    by MurderMostFowl

    Wyld Stallyns wanting to get back together for reunion tour as "has beens" in the industry but never actually uniting the world like the future predicted they would, and realizing they have to do some other time travel adventure to save the world from shitty 2000's era pop music.

  • April 12, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Old Bill and Old Ted should visit 1988 Bill and Ted!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Kind of like Back to the Future Part 2, where they walk into the 1988 scenes without 1988 Bill and Ted seeing them. revisiting the old movies!