Keanu Reeves Shaved His Beard For Bill And Ted 3 As Filming Starts

Keanu Reeves wears fake glasses and holds his hands out in Netflix Always Be My Maybe

It's excellent news for Bill & Ted fans to hear Bill & Ted Face the Music is not only really finally happening, it starts filming tomorrow morning. It may not be as excellent to everyone to see Keanu Reeves has gone back to clean-shaven mode to return to the role of Ted.

Bill & Ted 3 co-writer Ed Solomon -- always a font of information -- revealed strange things will be afoot starting Monday, July 1 with the first shot at 9 a.m.

Bill & Ted Face the Music is filming in New Orleans, and that's where Keanu Reeves has been spotted with his new post-Toy Story 4 and post-John Wick 3 and post-Always Be My Maybe look. You can check it out here.

RIP Keanu beard.

Keanu Reeves fans remain Keanu Reeves fans for life, but there are mixed feelings about the clean-shaven look, or maybe the feelings are really mixed about the hat and sunglasses.

Bill & Ted Face the Music picks up from 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Turns out, William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves) have yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny. The now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure, when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.

Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine have joined the cast as Bill and Ted's daughters, Thea Preston and Billie Logan. Jayma Mays is playing Bill's wife, Princess Joana, with Erinn Hayes as Ted's wife, Princess Elizabeth.

Death himself, as played by William Sadler, is also returning. Beck Bennett is playing Ted's younger brother, with Anthony Carrigan in a mysterious villain role that some fans hope is Death's own mini me. Check out the full cast rundown.

It has obviously taken a very long time to get to this moment. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey was released on July 19, 1991 but it would've shot before that year, so we're looking at close to 30 years since the last movie filmed.

Bill & Ted Face the Music is currently scheduled for release in theaters on August 21, 2020.

Keanu Reeves is currently in the #1 movie in the country, Toy Story 4, voicing Duke Caboom. Keanu also stars in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, which is still kicking ass in theaters. And you can always stream Keanu in Always Be My Maybe, which is now on Netflix. You can also check out Replicas, if you want, since that had the worst wide opening of Keanu's career, even in a year when everyone is more obsessed with Keanu than ever.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.