I don't get that anywhere else.". The process of filmmaking has felt normal, which I’m really grateful for. Released 31 years after “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and directed by Dean Parisot, “Bill & Ted Face the Music” sees the return of Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as Bill and Ted, now middle-aged former rock stars who are warned by a visitor from the future that they have just 78 minutes to create a song that will save the world — and the universe — from obliteration. If you are, you can go to some really beautiful places. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. “Keanu and I had no intention of making a third Bill & Ted movie,” Winter says. I kind of forgot how family-friendly the movies are — I thought of it as a stoner … Which is not to say there wasn’t plenty of great guitar playing around them. He’s a great director. And we laugh our butts off. “We never intended to make a third,” Winter says during a joint interview with Reeves on Wednesday’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “We never felt the world particularly needed a third, but when we were pitched this idea by [co-writers] Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon some years ago, we really did love the idea. “They have very distinct lives with their wives,” said Winter. It changes you in terms of how you approach the role,” added Winter. Winter uses a musical analogy to explain his relationship with Reeves. “We tried to make a film that would be enjoyable whether you had seen the first two or not,” said Winter. It really made us laugh, and it warmed our hearts.”. For more information, visit billandted3.com. You have to find that place within yourself and then you get to stay there and see the world that way.”. purple Kramer Baretta Special used by Rivers Cuomo in the video for Weezer’s Beginning of the End, Acorn Amplifiers unleashes the Mind Killer dual-channel distortion pedal, Danelectro releases '59DC short-scale bass, TheGigRig debuts the G3, its next generation of pedalboard switching systems, These fast-moving melodic phrases will help you chromatically ascend the fretboard, Fano Guitars launches new, heavily customizable Oltre series. After a decade of shopping the film around, the producers secured financing and distribution in 2018. "That happens in life very rarely, and we've remained really good friends. But I think during filming was just how much I laughed. It’s easy to feel pessimistic about the future right now, but if movies have taught us anything it’s that whenever the balance of the universe is threatened a hero will emerge – or sometimes a couple of heroes. Both Winter and Reeves will be back for the next sequel. That being said, we both play bass. I think that’s great. While Reeves went on from Bill & Ted to become one of the most recognisable movie stars on the planet, Winter has spent most of his career behind the camera. Bath and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan first air-guitared their way into our hearts in 1989’s time-hopping cult hit Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the pair have embodied a spirit of pure, unwavering optimism that’s carried them through every seemingly insurmountable crisis. Life has changed for Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves’ time-traveling best friends Bill and Ted since strange things were afoot at the Circle K more than … Fangrrls is about kicking down doors, breaking boundaries and celebrating female fans with fun, witty and entertaining content. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. And there could be a lot more scoop on the way for the movie’s devotees. It’s also very stupid.”, These days he’s established himself as a rather more highbrow documentary maker, and in November he’s set to release his long-awaited documentary about experimental music icon Frank Zappa. “They love their kids, and they love their wives, and yet they’re having challenges in their life. Reeves: No. But it wasn't until they were back on set that Winter truly felt the renewed connection with his cast members from the previous two films. While their daughters Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Thea (Samara Weaving) set about putting together their dream band from throughout history (First stop: Jimi Hendrix), Bill and Ted themselves leap forward in time in the hope that future versions of themselves have actually gotten around to writing that all-important tune. I miss her not being here, but I get it as well. Winter shared the photos ahead of the much-anticipated release of Bill and Ted Face the Music, the third flick in the franchise expected this summer. There’s also a familiarity to working with Keanu, the physicality of that, the instinctual nature of the way we riff on the dialogue, that stuff kind of did kick in on its own.”. Directed by Dean Parisot. This interview has been edited and condensed. By the end of their Bogus Journey through the afterlife Bill and Ted were resurrected and victorious, ushering in a new era of world peace with their band Wyld Stallyns. 29 years after bowing out as the air guitar-wielding heroes, Bill and Ted are back to save the universe again – Alex Winter tells Kevin EG Perry why. We’re really grateful that we got to make it. Like Comic-Con. Laugh like crazy. “I wouldn’t be coy and say that we don’t try to play with some grandiose ideas, but we don’t think of the films as vegetables or medicine. That’s legitimate guerrilla filmmaking! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter share why they came back for a third "Bill & Ted." 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