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At this point it seems that, quite rightly, everybody loves Keanu Reeves. The actor has been staring in a string of hits, become one of the biggest action heroes in the world, has voiced a Pixar character, and will soon be reprising one of his most popular roles ever as Ted in Bill and Ted Face the Music. However, while Reeves is currently filming the sequel, he hasn't left his Toy Story 4 character Duke Caboom far behind, as one of his co-stars recently revealed that the actor goes on a Duke Caboom scavenger hunt every day on the Bill and Ted set.
Samara Weaving will play the daughter of Alex Winter's Bill S. Preston, Thea Preston, in Bill and Ted Face the Music and she recently told USA Today that Keanu Reeves keeps himself entertained on the set of the film by going on the hunt for a Duke Caboom action figure he brought with him to the shoot, which the crew hides for him every morning. According to Weaving...
The makeup artists hide the figurine every morning. He loves having a little treasure hunt. Every day he's looking for Caboom.
Just when you thought Keanu Reeves couldn't be more adorable, this happens. One can just imagine him searching around the set for his little Duke Caboom action figure with a silly grin on his face. Every day the makeup artists are having a blast trying to find the best place to hide it. Then there's the look of victory on Keanu's face every day as he finds it.
Clearly, everybody is having a good time on the set of Bill and Ted Face the Music, which is exactly as it should be. This project is a labor of love for all involved. Everybody from the writers to Bill and Ted themselves, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, have talked about making this movie for years and now, somehow, after all this time, it's actually happening.
And perhaps the long wait is for the best. The new film will see Bill and Ted as middle aged men with families, who have thus far failed to bring about the Utopian society that they were told they were responsible for. It's the sort of story that likely wouldn't work if it was made any earlier. There's certainly the feeling that there's going to be some very serious elements in this new story.
Having said that, the franchise is still focused on comedy and there's no reason to believe that Bill and Ted Face the Music won't have plenty of laughs. The fact that one of the stars goes on an easter egg hunt everyday is an indication of the tone that is being set here.
Bill and Ted Face the Music will be in theaters in just over a year, August 21, 2020.