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First trailer for Bill & Ted 3 parties on into the future

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Though the future of movie theaters is in question, time travelers Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted ‘’Theodore’’ Logan are still set to zip across the temporal plane later this summer. A first look at Bill & Ted Face the Music finds Alex Winters and Keanu Reeves back in their stoner-defining roles, now a little older, maybe a little wiser, but just as bodacious.

In Face the Music, which arrives 29 years after Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, our heroes are once again met by a visitor from the future and sent off to save the world. The only way to create harmony in the universe? Write the perfect song. And to do it, the duo will travel to the future to steal it from ... themselves.

Along with Winters and Reeves, William Sadler reprises his role as Death from Bogus Journey, Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine play Bill and Ted’s daughters, and Kid Cudi, Anthony Carrigan, and SNL star Beck Bennett round out the cast. Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, the writers behind the 1989 original, penned the script, with director Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) behind the camera.

Though Orion Pictures only notes a summer release date in the trailer — likely due to the uncertainty of film releases in the wake of coronavirus shutdownsBill & Ted 3: Face the Music is expected to hit theaters on Aug. 21, 2020.


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