The universe is repaired and everyone returns to their proper time periods. Jon Barkan and myself caught up with both Hewitt and Sadler at the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival in which they confirmed the existence of such a scene, while also revealing that the entire ending was reshot. [39] By this point, the script was mostly finalized and known as Bill & Ted Face the Music. [27][28] By August 2012, Dean Parisot was attached to direct. [35][36], The movie's outlook changed after the release of John Wick in September 2014 which starred Reeves, according to Matheson. [40] In October 2020, The Hollywood Reporter said the film was the fifth-most popular PVOD title amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a different ending.”. An impatient Great Leader sends a time-traveling robot named Dennis to kill them, hoping their absence will stabilize reality. Also in the extended version seen exclusively on TBS where Bill gives Death a pep talk. According to Winter, "We kicked around the idea over the years and had always thought if we could make something that was as kind of genuine in spirit as the originals and without falling prey to kind of retro cynicism or something that was unnecessary, it would be worth doing" and that "we have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great. He is Bill & Ted's arch-nemesis and Rufus' former gym teacher. [42][68] Looper observed that the date's digits (8, 21, 20 and 20) coincidentally added up to 69, an in-universe reference to the first film. Their marriages and careers are deteriorating, and Ted confides in Bill that he does not believe they will ever write the song. They meet Kelly's mother, the Great Leader, who tells them that they have until 7:17 p.m. that night to write the song or reality will collapse. [43], Both Winter and Reeves were confirmed to be in the movie once it was greenlit in May 2018. In 2020, Bill Preston and Ted Logan have failed to write a prophesied song to unite the world, and time and space are beginning to collapse. [22][31] Reeves and Winter confirmed that the film was still planned in interviews over the following few years. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as Bill and Ted, respectively, in a film where evil robots are sent from the future to kill the dynamic duo before they can win the Battle of the Bands. Soundtrack Credits . [8][9] It received generally positive reviews from critics. [46][47] Anthony Carrigan was cast in June 2019 as Bill & Ted's yet-named adversary in the film. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - Original Soundtrack on AllMusic - 1989 After challenging Death (Sadler) to a duel, the duo are taken to Heaven where they ask God for help in stopping “the evil robot us’.” They’re directed to an alien being by the name of Station, who builds two “Good” robots to save the day, all which takes place on stage at Battle of the Bands. [1] With Death as the group's bassist, they only needed a drummer and created the character of the cavewoman Grom for this, played by Patty Anne Miller, a real-life drummer for artists like Beyoncé and CeeLo Green. Post. Everyone across reality performs the song, with Billie and Thea producing, while Bill and Ted lead the band on guitar. [45] Kid Cudi was also announced as a cast member for the film, playing himself as he gets caught up in the events of the film. [10], Also in June 2019, Backstage listed a casting call for extras to appear as various historical figures. The elder Bill and Ted give their younger selves a USB drive containing the fabled song written by "Preston / Logan", stating that it must be performed at 7:17 PM at "MP 46". This inspired the group to actually think about a third film. [22] In an interview with MTV in September 2010, Winter confirmed that they had come onto an idea for a plot that they felt appropriate with Matheson and Solomon beginning to work on the script with significant input from Reeves and Winter. "[79] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100 based on 41 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Solomon said many of these deals fell through at the last minute; "We've been to the altar a few times. ‘Promising Young Woman’ and the Evolution of Rape-Revenge Films. Using Kelly's time machine, Billie and Thea recruit musicians Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ling Lun, and Grom, a great drummer from the distant past. [77] On September 30, Deadline Hollywood reported that the film had grossed an estimated $32 million from U.S. digital rentals up to that point. Instead, Winter attributed the continued pressure from fans over social media to influence Hollywood that came with news that the film had means of going forward. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy film directed by Stephen Herek and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.The first part of the Bill & Ted franchise, it stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin.It follows slacker friends Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves), who travel through time to assemble historical figures for their high … [48], In late June 2019, it was announced that Amy Stoch would be returning as Missy, and Hal Landon Jr. would be returning as Ted's father, Captain Logan. Bonnie Burton. Bill & Ted Creator Explains Why They Now Have Daughters in Face the Music. I think we've finished with the Alex and Keanu Bill & Ted story. [61] Weezer released a music video for "Beginning of the End" on August 14, 2020. [39] Winter said that of the concept of the script, "The longer it took us to get it made, in a way, the funnier that got. WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Bill & Ted Face the Music, now in theaters and on premium video on demand.. Bill & Ted Face the Music finds the heroic rockers trying to put their lives back in order two decades after the events of Bogus Journey.Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are struggling because they didn't unite the world with their … Solomon, speaking to Digital Spy in January 2018, said: We have a script that we really are proud of, that we worked very hard on, that we've done many iterations of—and we did it on spec, meaning we spent years working on it because we wanted to get it right, creatively. 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[38] In an unusual move, MGM did not finance the film's production, but only took a 15% cut of the film's revenue for distribution and supplied a US$15 million marketing package to be recouped from the revenue. Kelly Carlin was also given a cameo role in the film as well. How did they defeat the Evil Robots and their worst nightmares? 2 "Battle Stations" Winger: Plays as Bill and Ted head for the Battle of the Bands competition, and Station constructs the good robot version of Bill and Ted. [41], On March 20, 2019, Winter and Reeves affirmed that the film's production was ready to start, and that they had secured a release date on August 21, 2020. [40] The film was formally greenlit on May 8, 2018, with production handled by Hammerstone Studios. It is the third and final film in the Bill & Ted series, and the sequel to Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991). Other casting announcements include recasts of characters from previous films, with Erinn Hayes as Elizabeth, Jayma Mays as Joanna, and Beck Bennett as Deacon, Ted's younger brother. Chicago-based. Was there any mention of time travel? Chuck De Nomolos is the main antagonist of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. [70] As further complications from the pandemic continued to threaten movie theater openings, United Artists Releasing announced in late July that they would release Face the Music in a combined theatrical and Premium VOD premiere on September 1, 2020. Bill and Ted realize that the "Preston / Logan" on the USB drive actually refers to Billie and Thea, and the song must be performed by everyone across time. [59], Rather than focus on the hair metal of the original films, music director Jonathan Leahy involved groups such as Weezer, Mastodon and Lamb of God, who he believed represented the current state of electric guitar. Bill & Ted Face the Music was simultaneously released in theaters and through Premium VOD in the United States on August 28, 2020, by United Artists Releasing. This creates so many questions that I wish I were able to ask Hewitt now… If there were no “Good Bill and Ted Robots”, did they ever go to Heaven, and if so, why? When asked about the deleted scene in which Bill and Ted are being chased by their worst fears, Hewitt dropped the bomb: “It wasn’t a scene, it was the entire ending of the movie. [1] Tosin Abasi plays the "air guitar" riffs for Bill & Ted. [25][26] First draft of the script had been completed by April 2011. This is not, 'Hey let's all cash-in on the Bill & Ted thing for money'—this is the opposite. Movies. [1] Solomon, Matheson, and Parisot ran through some of most influencing musicians and centered on Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, played in the film by Jeremiah Craft, DazMann Still, and Daniel Dorr, respectively. [20][21], Through the production of the first two films in the Bill & Ted series, actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter and writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon had become close friends, though after the completion of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991, there were no immediate plans for a sequel. Comments. Horror, pizza and basketball connoisseur. 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[62], During a performance in August 2019, Kid Cudi announced that the soundtrack for the film will feature a remix of his 2010 song "Erase Me" done by Steve Aoki. [19] Dave Grohl has a cameo role as himself. With Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland. [60], In addition to selecting the musical acts, Leahy also worked with Gibson to select the various styles of guitars that are used to represent various eras of music in the film. I think it's done, but if people were interested in a Billie & Thea continuation, I think it'd be cool. This is it folks, probably one of the final interviews with Hewitt regarding Bogus Journey…at least until the 30th anniversary. Weezer released “Beginning Of The End (Wyld Stallyns Edit)” ahead of the Bill & Ted Face the Music movie and accompanying soundtrack, which will come out on Aug. 28. [49] With help from Jake Tapper, a number of veterans supported by the Wounded Warrior Project were also featured as extras during filming. 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