Things will undoubtedly be different for the time-traveling dudes as there’s a 27-year gap between Bogus Journey and Face The Music, but what will stay the same, aside from the stars, are the guys that are putting the movie together. Bill & Ted’s original creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon are back to write the script with Dean Parisot confirmed to direct.
Reeves and Winter released a joint statement shortly after the announcement was made, saying: “We couldn’t be more excited to get the whole band back together again. Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm, we’ve got a dream team.”
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) became cultural landmarks for a certain generation — the nostalgia factor alone could be a big pull for some audiences — as well as lucrative comedies in their own right. The movie also comes at a time when promising and scaled comedies are in short supply. Bloom’s Alex Walton said, “Fans of Bill and Ted have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last Bogus Journey in 1991. This is excellent!”