Earlier this month, we /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.