Not too long ago Keanu Reeves threw some cold water on talk of a third Bill and Ted movie, stating that he wasn't sure the movie was "a reality."
His co-star, Alex Winter (Bill S. Preston, Esq.) recently pulled us back from that ledge. Winter's semi-reassuring words came during a Television Critics Association panel discussion, reports SlashFilm.
Things are going fine, according to Winter. He said they are "still in pre-production." He added that he is "still being told to hold [production dates]. That’s all I know.” SlashFilm reports he then took a moment to parse Keanu Reeves's statement regarding the movie:
“What I keep telling everyone is I don’t trust a movie as being made, frankly, until, literally, I’m watching it on cable two years after it’s done,” Winter said. “Not even while we’re shooting it. To be fair to Reeves, his point is just anything can go wrong at any point. We made the first movie and it was shelved for a year and a half. We were like it’s done, never going to come out, no one’s ever going to see it. It’s a pain in the ass. It’s not ever not a pain in the ass. Nothing has changed in a radical way. If it is, that’ll be news.”
Long story short, making movies looks fun, but it isn't.
Look, we'll take it whenever they want to make it. The previous Bill and Ted movies were pure, dumb fun, and who doesn't like that?
Too bad we probably can't talk filmmakers into hinting that Ted "Theodore" Logan has led a mysterious life away from San Dimas in the years since the second film. He returns calling himself "John 'Theodore' Wick."
That would not be bogus at all.