It's been about a month and a half since we saw the first trailer for Bill & Ted: Face the Music, and while that one already had me in, this new extended trailer that helps explain the plot more, definitely has me in! I can't wait to hang out with my two favorite rockers, Bill & Ted.
Without giving too much away, the trailer does give us a better idea of the role of Bill's & Ted's daughters and how they're worked into the plot. We also see a ton more time travel by our namesakes. Take a look:
Good news! Bill & Ted Face the Music opens September 1st. You can see it in a theater OR at home on Video On Demand – your choice. And here's the (new) full trailer. Party On! pic.twitter.com/DYuD8ZDviE
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) July 23, 2020
The movie will hit theaters and video on demand outlets on September 1st.
The film was written by the original creators, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon along with Dean Parisot directing. In addition to Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter returning, William Sadler will reprise his original role of Death.
Kid Cudi is in the film, identified as the role of "Scott Mescudi," rumored to be a modern Rufus, since George Carlin sadly passed away.
Jayma Mays (The Smurfs) has been cast as Princess Joanna, Bill’s wife. Meanwhile, Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) will play Princess Elizabeth, Ted's wife. They join the already announced Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine as Bill and Ted’s daughters, Billie and Thea. Barry's Anthony Carrigan is playing the villain in the movie.
Here's the synopsis of Bill & Ted: Face the Music, should you have missed it. Some production stills can be seen here.
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. 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.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), from a screenplay by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey) – and produced by Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici, and Steve Ponce.
In an interview with Yahoo in 2014, Alex Winter gave a few more hints of the plot:
“[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up,” Winter tells us. “It’s really sweet and really f—-ing funny.
“But it’s a Bill & Ted movie, that’s what it is. It’s for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly in the [series]. It’s not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you’re middle-aged, haven’t really grown up and you’re supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven’t?”
“There’s many versions of ourselves in this movie,” he continues. “[It’s] answering the question: ‘What happened to these guys?’ They’re supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.”