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Alex Winter resurfaces with tons more to say about Bill and Ted 3

09.24.2010

BILL AND TED 3 was merely a rumor months ago, but after a series of prodding interviews, Keanu finally broke down and spilled the beans that they were seriously trying to make it happen. He didn't give a whole lot of details, but now we've found someone who will.

That's right, Reeves' long lost cohort Alex Winter is now speaking openly about the project, and you can tell it's something he's been waiting half a lifetime for. Here's what he has to say about all things BILL AND TED 3 (via MTV):

"The cat's out of the bag, and the truth is that, yeah, we [Reeves, Winter, and writes Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon] have finally hit upon an idea that we think is pretty great. We don't want to make a cynical 'Here's Bill and Ted — you guys are our kids, now YOU guys go be Bill and Ted and the franchise can live for another 25 years!' It's not that. It's a straight up, what's the funniest and most surprising take on where Bill and Ted would be right now if we stopped back in on them? That's what we're doing." We've been working on it for the past couple of years," says Winter.

"The bottom line is that we still all feel like we need to sit down and look at a script and see if it's everything that it can be before we set about doing anything with it. 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."

Winter goes on to say that they have no plans to recast George Carlin, and are treading lightly around that character for the new version. How do you top two of the most ridiculous movies ever made? I'm not exactly sure, and I'm wondering just how Bill and Ted will translate into the modern era. In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

Extra Tidbit: On your guys' suggestion, I rewatched Bogus Journey now that I'm older and I appreciated it a bit more.
Source: MTV

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1:51PM on 09/26/2010
Will definitely go and see this. 'Excellent' and 'Bogus' are part of that small selection of movies which gets better with the sequels. Here's hoping they follow suit. Sta-tion!!!
Will definitely go and see this. 'Excellent' and 'Bogus' are part of that small selection of movies which gets better with the sequels. Here's hoping they follow suit. Sta-tion!!!
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11:49AM on 09/26/2010
"Bogus" is a film that is better the older you are, I think. It's absurdist ways are too ridiculous for the younger mindset.
"Bogus" is a film that is better the older you are, I think. It's absurdist ways are too ridiculous for the younger mindset.
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12:21AM on 09/26/2010

i love bill and ted

i hope the new 1s rated r and sum how wild stalyons failed bcus bill and ted became junkies or sumthin n now refuses son has to help them fix there band or something really funny but it would have 2 b rated r all the bill and ted fans are old as fuck now haha
i hope the new 1s rated r and sum how wild stalyons failed bcus bill and ted became junkies or sumthin n now refuses son has to help them fix there band or something really funny but it would have 2 b rated r all the bill and ted fans are old as fuck now haha
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2:24PM on 09/25/2010
bogus journey rules
bogus journey rules
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11:22AM on 09/25/2010
Although a third Bill & Ted was very unexpected, I will certainly welcome it with open arms. I never thought I would see these characters again, so I'm excited. One of the best things he said was that it isn't going to be a "handing over the torch" story. I wish Ghostbusters 3 would get the same treatment.
Although a third Bill & Ted was very unexpected, I will certainly welcome it with open arms. I never thought I would see these characters again, so I'm excited. One of the best things he said was that it isn't going to be a "handing over the torch" story. I wish Ghostbusters 3 would get the same treatment.
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3:16AM on 09/25/2010
what no video interview? That sucks! I was looking forward to seeing what Alex looks like now. He seemed to be just as vague as Keanu about the idea, but it's probably because they don't really have an idea for where to go with it yet. I really hope this turns out great!
what no video interview? That sucks! I was looking forward to seeing what Alex looks like now. He seemed to be just as vague as Keanu about the idea, but it's probably because they don't really have an idea for where to go with it yet. I really hope this turns out great!
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5:31PM on 09/24/2010
Bogus Journey > Excellent Adventure
Bogus Journey > Excellent Adventure
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4:59PM on 09/24/2010

I think...

...this is an awesome idea. I just want to hear someone say "medieval dickweed!" on screen again. lol
...this is an awesome idea. I just want to hear someone say "medieval dickweed!" on screen again. lol
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4:12PM on 09/24/2010
Im hip for this but the bad side is if this doesnt do well in the box office in a few years later its going to be a remake because when people in hollywood thinks remakes they dont think Bill and Ted but with a 3rd movie the name of Bill and Ted will surface and if it bombs (which I dont think because no matter how it does its gonna get a cult following because everyone loves the first movie) but im saying if I see them remaking the movie.
Im hip for this but the bad side is if this doesnt do well in the box office in a few years later its going to be a remake because when people in hollywood thinks remakes they dont think Bill and Ted but with a 3rd movie the name of Bill and Ted will surface and if it bombs (which I dont think because no matter how it does its gonna get a cult following because everyone loves the first movie) but im saying if I see them remaking the movie.
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2:56PM on 09/24/2010
I hope William Sadler returns as Death.
I hope William Sadler returns as Death.
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1:56PM on 09/24/2010
This is one sequel that is called for.
This is one sequel that is called for.
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1:45PM on 09/24/2010
just to see Keanu do that character again, at 46, after 20 years on the wagon ... Excellent.
just to see Keanu do that character again, at 46, after 20 years on the wagon ... Excellent.
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1:43PM on 09/24/2010
I'd rather see this than a 3rd Ghostbusters movie.
I'd rather see this than a 3rd Ghostbusters movie.
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1:11PM on 09/24/2010
heh, i guess he is alive
heh, i guess he is alive
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1:04PM on 09/24/2010
yea...i'm already there.
yea...i'm already there.
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12:57PM on 09/24/2010
Sounds like they have the right idea, Bill & Ted were never cynical, I actually think it'd be really funny to see two overly optomistic metal heads in their 50's. And Tassi, you're alright.
Sounds like they have the right idea, Bill & Ted were never cynical, I actually think it'd be really funny to see two overly optomistic metal heads in their 50's. And Tassi, you're alright.
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12:47PM on 09/24/2010

Mixed feelings

I love both "Excellent" & "Bogus" but I kind of have a "do it/don't do it" urge for the project. Hopefully, they can get a great script & cast good, young comedic actors to play their sons, at least that what the article implied. Hopefully, they won't hire two douche-bags like those guys from the Fired Up cheer leading movie. They could really ruin any movie.
I love both "Excellent" & "Bogus" but I kind of have a "do it/don't do it" urge for the project. Hopefully, they can get a great script & cast good, young comedic actors to play their sons, at least that what the article implied. Hopefully, they won't hire two douche-bags like those guys from the Fired Up cheer leading movie. They could really ruin any movie.
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1:09AM on 09/29/2010
Dude, that's exactly what the article implied it wouldn't be.
Dude, that's exactly what the article implied it wouldn't be.
12:47PM on 09/24/2010

I'm on board.

It could be fun. It could also really, really fucking suck lol
It could be fun. It could also really, really fucking suck lol
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12:45PM on 09/24/2010

the phone issue:

I think it'd be great to see the reaction of seeing an old phonebooth, after being accustom to cell phones for the past 15 years. Or, what if the new time machine was a cellphone?
I think it'd be great to see the reaction of seeing an old phonebooth, after being accustom to cell phones for the past 15 years. Or, what if the new time machine was a cellphone?
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12:31PM on 09/24/2010

Whoa,

Can't wait for something new to be afoot at the Circle K!!
Can't wait for something new to be afoot at the Circle K!!
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12:22PM on 09/24/2010
In the words of Bill & Ted, "Excellent".
In the words of Bill & Ted, "Excellent".
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12:22PM on 09/24/2010
A third Bill and Ted movie was never on my radar. i'm definitely eagerly awaiting more news on this (hopefully) developing project!
A third Bill and Ted movie was never on my radar. i'm definitely eagerly awaiting more news on this (hopefully) developing project!
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