Time traveling duo Bill S. Preston, “Esquire” and “Ted” Theodore Logan, have landed in 2020 and they’re still doing, well, relatively nothing.
In the first trailer for “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” we see the two haven’t changed much (besides physically growing older) since their “Bogus Journey.” Failed musicians, the friends plan to travel to the future to steal their own music and turn their career trajectory around.
They start off on their journey “when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe.”
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have returned to reprise the roles. Dean Parisot directs and the screenplay was written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
The franchise’s previous films include “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” which released in 1989, and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” which released in 1991.
It was announced on Twitter in March 2019 that the latest sequel would be out this August.
“Be excellent to each other,” replies Bill, reviving the fan-favourite catchphrase from the original two films.
Now, with an impending sense of doom and guilt regarding the fate of the planet, and the added responsibility of being two middle-aged fathers, the bumbling metalheads set out on a journey to travel to the future to “steal” a song written by their future selves, in hopes that it will “unite the world.”
“Bill, we’ve spent our whole lives trying to write the song that will unite the world,” says Ted. “Why can’t we just go to the future when we have written it?”
The action-packed trailer sees not only the return of Rufus’s phone booth time machine originally seen in Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure (1989), but also from William Sadler, who played the grim reaper, or Death, in their Bogus Journey.
At the end of the sneak peek, Bill and Ted are seen once again in the iconic time machine, which takes them to the middle of a jail yard, where they meet even older versions of themselves.
It’s a little on the dark side. But y’know … ,” says young Ted. “It’s cool.”