Bill and Ted Face the Music was a well-loved surprise when it was announced last year. Now, the film’s trailer has arrived, showing the ongoing adventures of Bill S. Preston (played by Alex Winter), and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves). While viewers witnessed the pair go through some ridiculous scenarios in the first two films, Face the Music is sure to be even more wacky.
Over the course of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, the pair travelled through time, completed their history presentation, and hung out with Death (William Sadler).
The third film’s plot is, currently, quite the enigma, as the trailer didn’t give too much away.
It did, however, show off Bill and Ted deciding to steal the song that would unite the world from themselves in the future.
After this grand revelation, viewers witnessed them meeting different versions of themselves in prison.
This version of Bill and Ted asked how their song sounded, to which Ted replied: “It’s a bit on the dark side – but that’s cool.”
With this scene in question playing on fans’ minds, they began theorising what was going to happen throughout the rest of the film’s narrative.
Speaking out on Reddit about the film, RobPlaysThatGame suggested: “I’m wondering if, judging by the prison scene at the end, the idea is that they want to steal their own song from the future but are faced with a whole bunch of different possible futures and they have to pick the ‘right one’.
“Could be a lot of fun if it means we’ll run into a bunch of different takes on future Bill & Ted.”
“The third one might be inter-dimensional travel. I posit that maybe all their in-between travel across time-space has created multiple timelines that they have to reconcile before they reach enlightenment.” (sic)
If this is the case, viewers may be met with the dramatic turn of events that the likes of Doctor Who may see regularly.
But will the heroic pair be able to complete their mission without destroying the world?
Keanu Reeves – who is reprising his role as Ted – spoke about the film’s plot last year during New York Comic-Con, in which he called the film a “cautionary tale”.
He went on: “They’re supposed to save the world. But when we see them, they haven’t saved the world, and they’re married and have kids.
“And they’re playing to nobody. But they have to write the song…and face the music! Hopefully we’ll make it before I’m 60.”
Reeves concluded: “The future comes back and says if you don’t write the song by this certain time the universe is going to unravel and history and everything is going to change and dinosaurs are gonna walk the Earth.”
Bill & Ted Face the Music arrives in cinemas on August 21 2020.