It's officially time to get excited. Bill & Ted Face the Music begins shooting tomorrow morning, July 1st, according to co-writer Ed Solomon. In preparation, Keanu Reeves has shaved off his trademark John Wick beard to get back into playing Ted Theodore Logan for the first time in nearly 30 years. Fans have been waiting to see Reeves and Alex Winters reunite on the big screen for years, and it's all about to happen very soon.
Bill & Ted 3 co-writer Ed Solomon says shooting will begin tomorrow with the crew call at 7:30 and the first shot taking place at 9. Solomon did not specify, but it is believed the production will begin in the morning. Solomon tweeted out the information yesterday as Keanu Reeves was spotted walking around without his beard by some paparazzi in New Orleans. It's a bit weird to see the actor without his John Wick beard, but it is nice to see him back in Ted mode.
The Bill & Ted 3 production news comes after a whole bunch of cast additions were announced earlier in the week. Amy Stoch and Hal Landon Jr. are returning to play Ted's parents while Beck Bennett will be playing his younger brother Deacon. It was also revealed Erinn Hayes will play Ted's wife, Princess Elizabeth and Jayma Mays will play Princess Joanna, Bill's wife. So far, it looks like the long awaited sequel, which was in development hell for years, has a most excellent cast with William Sadler, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, and Anthony Carrigan also on board.
With shooting starting tomorrow in New Orleans, it's only a matter of time before we start seeing some photos from the Bill & Ted 3 set. Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson are pretty happy with the script they came up with and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are just as excited. The creative team is looking to bring Bill and Ted to a new generation while giving long-time fans the sequel they've been asking for. It will be interesting to see how the sequel is received upon it release next summer since they have so much to live up to all these years later.
With that being said, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter wouldn't be doing this if the idea Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson came up with wasn't amazing. From what it sounds like, we're going to see a new side of our heroes as they're now middle aged in a life they didn't expect. How will they feel about David Lee Roth joining Van Halen again? How will they feel about the current state of heavy metal? These are the real questions that should be addressed in Bill & Ted Face the Music. While we wait for more information, you can check out freshly shaven Keanu Reeves and Ed Solomon's Twitter announcement below.