Cinema scholars have long agreed on the fact that the three finest films ever made are, in no particular order, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941), Federico Fellini's 8½ (1963), and Stephen Herek's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). Notably, only one of those films was deemed great enough to warrant a sequel (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, 1991), yet tragically, the saga of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and "Ted" Theodore Logan remains unfinished.
But yesterday Bill & Ted co-writer Ed Solomon told Digital Spy that there's movement happening on the long-rumored, long-wished-for threequel, Bill & Ted Face the Music (2018, hopefully—at the latest, 2019, and the absolute longest I can wait is 2020):
We have been working for almost 10 years to get this thing made; Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Chris Matheson, me... we have a director—Dean Parisot, who did Galaxy Quest—Steven Soderbergh is one of our producers. We have a wonderful assembly of people. (Via.)
Most sequels don't need to be made; even fewer threequels deserve to be made; actually, now that I'm thinking about it, most films don't need to be made. But Bill & Ted Face the Music—which Solomon goes on to note will be a film that's "the opposite of cynical, that is actually made with love. [It'll be] made with love and affection for the characters, and affection for the fans of Bill & Ted"—absolutely needs to be made. Solomon says he's working on it—telling people he's "certain that whoever invests in this could make their money back, and hopefully a lot more," which seems like a goddamn no brainer.
Also, Dean Parisot directing, and Steven Soderbergh producing? The fuck? Also, Solomon and Soderbergh just made Mosaic, which you should be watching? Strange things afoot, etc.
We live in a world where multiple Full Houses exist; we live in a world where The X-Files clumsily shambles on; we live in a world where creativity and originality has died a hacking, wheezing death. The one silver lining of this is the brilliant, gleaming possibility of Bill & Ted Face the Music. Someone let me know where to send the entirety of my savings.