Keanu Reeves Wants Werner Herzog to Direct ‘Bill & Ted 3’?

Sequel talks intensify as Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter meet with original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon to hash out a solid story idea.
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Keanu Reeves Wants Werner Herzog to Direct ‘Bill & Ted 3’?

Keanu Reeves says Bill & Ted 3 is moving forward Earlier this month, we http://movieweb.com/bill-ted-3-still-in-the-works/reported that Bill & Ted 3 was still a possibility, with Alex Winter stating he and his co-star Keanu Reeves had been meeting with original series' writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon to come up with a solid storyline. Alex Winter later recanted this news on his personal twitter feed, saying that his comments were taken out of context, and that talk of a Bill & Ted 3 were nothing more than whimsy and rumor.

Now, Keanu Reeves has stepped forward claiming that sequel talks have turned more serious. In a recent interview with MTV, the actor said he and Alex Winter have been meeting with writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, and that all four are heavily pushing to get Bill & Ted 3 made. He then claimed that he wants Werner Herzog, famous for his work in the 1970s with such movies as Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre: The Wrath of God, not to mention his recent cult neo-classic Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, to come aboard this third movie to direct.

Here is what Keanu Reeves had to say:

"We're trying. Alex Winter and I are still friends and we're talking, and we're talking to Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. They're going to try and see if they can write something. To me, I'd love to play the role. I'd love to work with Alex and Chris and Ed again. We'll see what they do. If it's a film that can stand up on its own, and I'm meeting people now, they've shown the film to their kids. We just seek to entertain, and if that could be something that could be worthwhile on its own."

When asked what he'd like to see in the third movie, Keanu Reeves mention that he wouldn't mind seeing a 3D black and white movie multi-directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Werner Herzog. He then imitated Werner's iconic accent, stating:

"I was just pushed by the idea of this innocence being confronted by the nihilism of the world. I thought that these two clowns could push our perspective of reality and truth to the forefront of meaning and knowledge."

While no storyline has been announced yet, it has long been speculated that the sequel will involve Bill and Ted's children, Little Ted and Little Bill, who would now be the age Bill and Ted were in the first film. There is also speculation that Bill & Ted 3 will pick up with the last line of dialogue heard in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, which has Cape Canaveral announcing Bill and Ted's historic mission to play a rock show on Mars. Where the first two films dealt with time travel and the afterlife, this third chapter could take place in space, with Little Bill and Little Ted sent to save their long missing fathers, accidentally uniting the galaxy, and visiting the home planet of Station along the way.

Bill & Ted 3 is in development .

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  • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

    I love Werner Herzog. His films are like car accidents I can't quite turn away from.

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    • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

      @Courtney - oh hes definitely aged. He's just aged really well, no doubt with a little Hollywood-Botox help. But he looks good for nearly 50, yeah.

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      • instead8909 • 5 years ago

        iron median, radical dude

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        • asif • 5 years ago

          Cool.

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          • diaigma • 5 years ago

            Someone's suffering Bond withdrawals . . . :P

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            • dan1 • 5 years ago

              @CelluloidDreams Dude, don't worry, another James Bond movie will happen, just give it time. And when it does, I hope they do use Rachel Weisz as the villain.

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              • instead8909 • 5 years ago

                MGM doesn't have money not Hollywood

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                • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

                  WHY!?!?! Hollywood has no money $$ for a new Bond film .......but they can make crap like this!?!!?

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                  • err2005 • 5 years ago

                    well i was reluctant until i read the part of visiting the home planet of station.

                    now i'm all in.

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                    • chickflick • 5 years ago

                      Keanu reeves hasn't aged a bit! wow

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                      • brian • 5 years ago

                        @f-ckyou I think that why there's a question mark at the end of the article... no?

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                        • chickflick • 5 years ago

                          Totally

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                          • f-ckyou • 5 years ago

                            http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/573900/keanu-reeves-down-for-bill-and-ted-reunion-if-story-is-right.jhtml

                            That's the link for the actual interview, as soon as the interviewer mentions the 25th anniversary for Bill & Ted in 2014, Keanu starts joking around. He says "I'll be 49 then. Actually I might even be 50. That'd be amazing. We'll do it in black and white, 3D. 3D black and white Bill & Ted. 4D. We'll have multiple directors, Scorsese, Coppola, Herzog. (both laughing)" Then he imitates Herzog. He doesn't ACTUALLY want Herzog to direct. Really cannot trust Movieweb articles anymore.

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                            • tuffclap • 5 years ago

                              werner herzog has made some wonderful films, but I have to agree with Jimthar, BL:POCNO was a f*cking travesty. If I were Abel Ferrara, I would have burned herzog's house down for taking such a massive dump on the original. (which btw, herzog claims to have never heard of...yeah, right)

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                              • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                                Damn I hope this happens.

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                                • solarxi • 5 years ago

                                  Excellent.

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                                  • messenger • 5 years ago

                                    Also, I love to see stars (which there aren't many) that will go back and do what made them famous. Most feel that they are passed that, please, you should embrace (sometimes) what made you famous.

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                                    • messenger • 5 years ago

                                      I loved Rescue Dawn. I just don't think WH is right for this type of film but a good director can adapt.

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                                      • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

                                        Good Lord. Just because you haven't seen the man's films, doesn't mean he sucks, @jimthar

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                                        • balanorange • 5 years ago

                                          Nope. You're still stupid. Really stupid. I don't think you've seen any Herzog films. To say you looked up Werner's filmography and that the only good movie on it was What Dream May Come, is just plain ignorant on your part, and proves you are an uneducated blowhard.

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