The late 80's and early 90's was a magical time, introducing us to boyfriend jeans, brightly patterned shirts, and permed hair - but most of all, Bill & Ted. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter cemented themselves as one of the most iconic movie duos of all time, in both the first outing and its subsequent sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. While talks of a third film have been swirling since 2010, fans remained doubtful - but that all changed this week.
Twitter was sent into a frenzy when Entertainment Weekly released an episode of Cast Reunions, featuring none other than the bodacious actors. The pair reminisced on what it was like to film the original movie and how the script stood out from other teen comedies of the time. "Teen comedy scripts, they never had any kind of depth to the language," recalls Winter. While the couple avidly talk about their experiences and how much fun they had making the movies, producers revealed they hope to have "good news" with regards to financing the movie very soon - within the next month or so.
As well as the two movies which gained a huge cult following that is still going strong almost thirty years later, Bill & Ted spawned a short-lived animated series with Winter and Reeves reprising their roles. A second season with different cast members was released, and then a live-action TV show - but none came close to emulating the success of the films. While both actors had been active in the industry prior to Bill & Ted, the movie launched them to an entirely different platform. Reeves went on to become one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood, starring in big budget blockbusters like Speed and The Devil's Advocate. Winter has largely remained behind the scenes in the industry, choosing to produce and direct, as well as taking on smaller acting roles.