It was just yesterday that we passed along word that the upcoming third entry in the Bill & ted series had snagged its villain in the form of Gotham and The Flash actor Anthony Carrigan. Details surrounding Carrigan's role in Bill & Ted Face the Music are being kept under wraps for the time being. But in yesterday's article, we speculated the actor - who has alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss - might be the offspring of actor Joss Ackland's villainous De Nomolos from Pete Hewitt's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. And today we have a rumor that Carrigan's "relentless" antagonist may be the son of William Sadler's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey character, Death. Yes, Carrigan's might be Death Jr.
Please, Movie Gods. Make this happen.
This rumor comes about based on the same logic applied to yesterday's De Nomolos theory with the whole alopecia areata / hair loss angle. Plus, you know, the fact that when you place pictures of Anthony Carrigan and William Sadler's Death side-by-side the likeness is uncanny - and quite hilarious. So I guess we'll see if one or either of these villain theories pan out once the movie hits a theater near you in August 2020.
It should be noted that in the Bill & Ted comics, which not sure if that's considered canon, Missy, who has been the step-mother of both Bill and Ted, ended up with De Nomolos, and they had a son. Something to think about. Also, in this current timeline, De Nomolos would be much younger than we see him in Bogus Journey, so Carrigan could even potentially be playing a young De Nomolos.
As we all know by this point in time, Bill & Ted Face the Music will see the return of Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the titular slackers who have not yet fulfilled their once prophesized destiny to save the universe with their rock and roll. When we rejoin Bill and Ted, we find out that they've written thousands of tunes, but middle age and the responsibilities of family have caught up with these two best friends, and they have yet to write a good tune, much less the most excellent song ever written. Enter a visitor from the future who warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it as the fabric of time and space tears around them. So, fresh out of inspiration and luck, Bill and Ted set out on a time-travel adventure with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, to seek the song that will bring harmony to the universe as we know it and set their world right. And together they find much, much more than just a song.
Reeves and Winter will be joined in the new film by Samara Weaving as Alex Winters' daughter Thea Preston, and Brigette Lundy-Paine as Keanu Reeves' daughter Billie Logan. Kid Cudi joins them as a character who might be the child of time traveler George Carlin's Rufus from the first two films, and as mentioned above, William Sadler will be back as Death, and Anthony Carrigan might be playing his "relentless" son, Death Jr. The new film is currently shooting with Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot calling the shots from a screenplay written by the franchise's original creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Orion Pictures and Hammerstone Studios' Bill & Ted Face the Music will be unleashed into a theater near you by United Artists Releasing on August 21, 2020. This theory comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.