To be completely honest, to this day, I’m still a little perplexed as to how Hollywood decided to make another Bill & Ted movie. Don’t get me wrong, I was a big fan of Excellent Adventure – my confusion mostly stems from trying to figure out how another entry in the franchise would resonate with today’s audience. That being said, nostalgia is a powerful force, and it’s entirely likely execs are banking on longtime fans to drive ticket sales.
Bill & Ted Face The Music stars filming sometime this month, and thankfully, both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reprise their roles as the titular slackers, who are, yet again, tasked with saving the universe. Unfortunately, George Carlin passed away more than a decade ago, and as a result, he won’t return as Rufus. On the other hand though, it looks like William Sadler will once again be playing the role of the Grim Reaper, the antagonist-turned-ally who helped the Wyld Stallyns defeat evil robots from the future in Bogus Journey.
There are also a few fresh faces joining the cast. As we previously reported, both Bridget Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving will be playing the titular duo’s daughters and now, as revealed by Deadline, Kid Cudi (real name Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi) has been added to the cast list, though his role is being kept under wraps for the moment.
Of course, Cudi is no stranger to Hollywood, having made his feature film debut in 2014’s Need for Speed alongside Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a bit to see him on the big screen for ourselves though, as Orion Pictures is scheduled to release Bill & Ted Face The Music on August 21st, 2020. Not much else is known about the movie just yet, but as always, we’ll keep you updated as additional information comes down the pipeline.