While Keanu Reeves has a famous reputation for being a very 'sad' man, fans know that he actually has a great sense of humor. And that sense of humor is often dark and skews to the left side of being weird. In a recent interview, the actor claimed his long-awaited sequel Bill & Ted 3 had been overtaken by what he described as 'a darkness'.
Here are his exact words.
"It's a long story. There's lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories. There's a whole thing...I might have to do one of those independent press, conspiracy, other-name kind of [statements] explaining why it hasn't happened yet, because it's pretty dark out there. DeNomolos is everywhere!
There's all sorts of stuff, and it just can't...There's darkness out there that's keeping it from happening. It's not winning right now. It's that part of the story where it's looking grim. It's the dark period! It's the Apocalypse Now of pre-production. Its Heaven's Gate.
That's the part of the conspiracy. It goes to a whole other universe. It's like part of an M field. It's a B&T field."
Shortly there after, co-star Alex Winter claimed he had no idea what Keanu Reeves was talking about. And then we heard nothing more about the project. Was Keanu just making a joke after having been asked one too many times about the state of the movie? We're not sure...
Today, Alex Winter, who has been quite active on Twitter in support of his latest directorial effort, the great Napster documentary Downloaded, jumped online to reassure fans that the movie is still very active.
There is no word on when the sequel will start shooting, or how soon we will see it. Its quite possible, with 2014 a lock, and 2015 overstuffed with gigantic blockbusters like The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Batman Vs. Superman, that Bill & Ted 3 will be one of 2016's big releases. Or maybe they're waiting until 2019, to celebrate Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure's 30th Anniversary.