Orion Pictures announced on Thursday that their highly anticipated sci-fi comedy, “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” will be available both On-Demand and in theaters on September 1. “Bill & Ted Face the Music” was originally scheduled to be released on August 21, but later bounced back and forth between different August dates due to growing coronavirus concerns. Now, “Bill & Ted” enthusiasts will be able to decide whether they want to experience the duo’s latest world-saving adventure from the comfort of their own homes or at the few theaters that will be open.
“Bill & Ted Face the Music” sees Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprising their roles as slacker buddies Ted Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq. In addition, franchise regulars William Sadler and Hal Landon Jr. are set to make appearances. New additions to the cast include Australian actress Samara Weaving (“Ready or Not”) and newcomer Brigette Lundy-Paine (“Atypical”). Influential rapper, producer, and songwriter Kid Cudi will also play a role in the film, as revealed in the new trailer.
“Bill & Ted Face the Music” is the third entry in the “Bill & Ted” trilogy. The nostalgia-packed comedy is a follow-up to 1989’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and 1991’s “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.” The films have gained a cult following since their initial release and have spawned television series, comics, video games, and a musical.
“Bill & Ted Face the Music” is directed by Dean Parisot. His other credits include sci-fi comedy “Galaxy Quest” and action flick “Red 2.” The script was penned by frequent “Bill & Ted” contributors Ed Soloman and Chris Matheson. “Bill & Ted Face the Music” went through a long, grueling pre-production process and took nearly 8 years for the project to be greenlit. Loyal fans are sure to be ecstatic once September rolls around.
In “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” middle-aged Ted Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq. are told by a futuristic visitor that they must write and perform a song in order to save the universe. The new trailer promises time-travel shenanigans, musical moments, and all the classic Bill & Ted antics. Check it out below!