Bill and Ted 3 Will Explore Alternate Futures

Keanu Reeves says the long-awaited comedy follow-up will find the title characters interacting with different future versions of themselves.

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Just days after announcing that Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot would direct Bill and Ted 3, a comedy stuck in development hell for decades, Keanu Reeves is speaking up about what exactly the new time travel saga will be about. First, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan used a time machine to get and 'A' on their history paper, insuring that their rock band would stay together and save the future with their music. Then they travelled throughout the afterlife to save their girlfriends from evil robot versions of themselves. So what's in store for the dudes this time?

"One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven't done it," Reeves tells GQ. "So everybody is kind of like: "Where is the song?" The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future "us" refuses to tell us, and another future "us" blames us for their lives because we didn't write the song, so they're living this terrible life. In one version we're in jail; in another we're at some kind of highway motel and they hate us."

Since the first Bill and Ted went to the past, it only makes sense that a new sequel would spend a lot of time in the future for a change. It's odd, though, that a film which by its very nature already shows us future versions of the title characters (since the actors are both middle-aged now) is going to spend so much time wondering what the future of those characters is going to be like using today as a starting point.

Either way, promises have been made: they're going to need to wear those beards for Bogus Journey

CraveOnline will be back with more Bill and Ted 3 news after we remember the trash can.