Bill and Ted Face the Music is going take its excellent adventure a little earlier than expected, as the film’s release date has changed.
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are back as the iconic metalhead slacker friends, Bill and Ted. The upcoming threequel takes place nearly 30 years after Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey and yes, the duo will once again save the world with their music. It’s directed by Galaxy Quest’s Dean Parisot and written by the franchise creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
Alongside Reeves and Winter returning as the titular duo, Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) and Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), will appear as Ted’s daughter Billie Logan and Bill’s daughter Thea Preston, respectively. Hal Landon, Jr. returns as Ted’s father, Amy Stoch as his stepmother (who was Bill’s stepmother in the first film). While William Sadler reprises his role as Death, the Grim Reaper who’s really bad at basically every game he tries to play, but pretty killer on bass.
This movie was initially supposed to hit movie theaters. However, Orion Pictures had a change of heart after a series of release date changes due to the global pandemic and opted for an on-demand release on September 1st. The film will be simultaneously released in some theaters across the United States. The announcement was made during the week of Comic-Con International’s Comic-Con @ Home panel following with a new trailer release.
Now Orion Pictures’ Bill and Ted Face the Music will be coming to video on demand platforms on August 28, a few days earlier than the previously announced September date, according to franchise star Alex Winter. The new announcement was made as a behind the scenes featurette dropped in support of the movie.
Bill and Ted Face the Music: Behind the Scenes Featurette
In the interviews featured above, the stars, the writer, producer, and director break down the character dynamics in the upcoming film, as well as the relationships between the actors. The featurette celebrates the decades-long bond between franchise stars Reeves and Winter, and the new generation of friendship between Weaving and Lundy-Paine.
Bill and Ted Face the Music‘s international release dates have not been finalized yet. Alex Winter promised fans that those dates will be revealed soon.
This shift in release date is good and actually makes sense as the first week of September is already pretty crowded with a variety of releases. This gives Bill & Ted 3 a full week at select theaters and on VOD before it has to compete with Disney’s Mulan, which will now head to Disney+ for a PVOD on September 4. Also, WB’s Tenet is planning for a US release on September 3 and not to mention Amazon’s highly anticipated series The Boys is arriving the same week.
Bill & Ted Face the Music Official Synopsis
The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Bill and Ted elect to time-travel to the future or more accurately various alternate futures to steal the song from their future selves. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
The film also stars Kristen Schaal (My Spy), Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Erinn Hayes (They Came Together), Jayma Mays (The Smurfs), Holland Taylor (Hollywood), Kid Cudi (Westworld), Beck Bennett (Plus One), and Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street).
Bill and Ted are ready for one more excellent adventure and the movie is scheduled to simultaneously release in limited theatres and through video on demand in the United States on August 28 and with the movie in their grasp fans will continue to Party on!
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