| 15.9°C Belfast

Winter drops Bill And Ted 3 hints


Alex Winter will star in a third Bill And Ted movie

Alex Winter will star in a third Bill And Ted movie

Alex Winter will star in a third Bill And Ted movie

Bill And Ted star Alex Winter has spilled some details about the eagerly awaited third movie in the series.

The actor starred alongside Keanu Reeves in Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure in 1989 and Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991 and there have been rumours about a follow-up for years. It was recently confirmed that the film is going ahead and Alex and Keanu will be back as goofy time-travellers Bill S Preston Esq and Ted 'Theodore' Logan.

Asked what he could divulge, Alex, 49, said: "I don't want to give people leads that then take another year to hear about again.

"So the reality is we're working on the movie, we've put a director together and we're reworking the script to get it right; we're dealing with the financing, and we'll hopefully shoot it soon.

"In terms of the premise, it's essentially that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written a song that changed everything. Years later, we have yet to do that, and we really don't know why; we are confused as to why our destiny was not what it was supposed to be and we set out on a quest to find this song."

He added: "It's really about two guys with this youthful innocence and spirit who are not youthful any more, and like what does that mean to them and to their kids and to their family and to their own idea of what their destiny is supposed to be. Of course we're exploring those themes through comedy and through very absurd situations, but that's kind of the theme of it."

Alex, who stars in the Elijah Wood thriller Grand Piano, said the wait for the next instalment has been so long "because we didn't really want to make one before now".

Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter

Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required

He continued: "We didn't think there was a comedic way in that merited it. We would talk about it all the time when we were hanging out. We'd kick an idea around and go, 'No, that ain't it', and go about our business."

:: Grand Piano is out on DVD on October 20.

Top Videos