But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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We cannot believe it's been 21 years since Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan last graced the silver screen!
A Bill & Ted
sequel three-quel has literally been "in the works" since Justin Bieber was but a twinkle in his Daddy's eye!
Fourscore and seven minutes ago, however, Keanu Reeves told GQ part tres is in most excellent shape!
Dean Parisot is directing, the new script is finished, and now Keanu is spilling the beans on his return to San Dimas.
He and Alex Winter are middle-aged now and the times, well, they have a-changed.
Audiences today wouldn't know Iron Maiden if they were trapped in one!
Keanu explained where the Wyld Stallyns find themselves at fifty.
"These two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven't done it. So everybody is kind of like: 'Where is the song?' The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future 'us' refuses to tell us, and another future 'us' blames us for their lives because we didn't write the song, so they're living this terrible life. In one version we're in jail; in another we're at some kind of highway motel and they hate us."
This could work!! This could really work!
So what's holding up production?
The Johnny Mnemonic star implied it was a dollars and cents thing now.
"We have a nice story. We'll see if anyone else wants to make it."
We can't wait for another installment into what quite obviously will be a trilogy whose importance rivals Star Wars and The Godfather.
In the meanwhile: Be excellent to each other and… PARTY ON, DUDES!
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