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Bill and Ted Face the Music was, for many fans, exactly what a franchise reboot should be. It leaned into nostalgia while still offering a fresh, fun new story. Despite facing unexpected hurdles in its release, the third Bill and Ted film managed to be a hit with fans and critics. So it’s only natural to wonder if there will be a fourth film -- and that’s a question star Alex Winter has weighed in on.
Alex Winter -- the Bill to Keanu Reeves’ Ted -- opened up about how the long-awaited third installment of the film franchise came together and what he thinks could be in store in the future. Here's what he said:
We made this film because Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon came to Keanu [Reeves] and myself with an idea that we thought was genuinely both hilarious and emotional, which is not easy. We would never have done it, if it didn’t do both of those things because frankly there would have been no way to play the characters, if it didn’t do both of those things. We like working together. We don’t need to do another one. We don’t particularly feel there needs to be another one, but we would enjoy making another one. That’s really the honest answer. There’s nothing more to it. We are not currently planning another one. Certainly, no one has come to us and asked us to do another one. I don’t know where those chips are gonna fall. I can tell you that, if there was interest in making another one, and Keanu and I had the ability to come in and do something that would be as satisfying as what we just did, sure. We would both be interested in doing that.
It means that while they’re not immediately jumping back in for another adventure, it’s not entirely off the table. And it sounds like if they do end up making a fourth Bill and Ted movie, it will come from a burst of inspiration from the films’ creators.
When Bill and Ted Face the Music was released late this summer, it was under different circumstances than the filmmakers likely imagined. Due to the COVID pandemic, it hit select movie theaters, but most fans took advantage of the chance to see it on VOD instead.
That didn’t stop fans from enjoying the revival of one of the best comedy duos of all time. Kevin Smith, a huge Bill and Ted fanboy, admittedly got emotional when he saw the third installment for the first time, and he probably wasn’t the only one.
If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with Bill and Ted, you can watch Face the Music on VOD, and it's available to own it on DVD or Blu-ray.