While promoting his directorial debut, “Man of Tai Chai,” Reeves sounded unsure that a sequel to the 1989 and 1991 cult comedies would ever see the light of day
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Keanu Reeves has some bad news for fans of his cult classic comedies, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Adventure.” The actor told MTV that although there is a script for a sequel, “there’s darkness out there” that’s preventing the long-awaited third installment from being produced, despite co-star Alex Winter’s constant promises that it is happening.
“There’s all sorts of stuff and it just can’t — it’s just — there’s darkness out there that’s keeping it from happening,” Reeves said. It’s that part of the story where it’s looking grim. It’s the dark period of the idea.”
Reeves was interviewed at the Toronto International Film Festival, where his directorial debut, “Man of Tai Chi,” was screened earlier this week.
“It’s a long story,” Reeves said. “There’s lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories. There’s a whole thing… I might have to do one of those independent press, conspiracy, other-name kind of [statements] explaining why it hasn’t happened yet, because it’s pretty dark out there.”
Winter had a more optimistic view of the Bill and Ted’s next adventure last spring while chatting with movie blog SlashFilm at the SXSW Film Festival, but blamed people’s expectations for the film’s arrival on the news of a sequel being leaked to the press too early in the process.
“The short answer is it got leaked way too early. It got leaked just as we started, me and Keanu and Chris and Ed, the two writers just started to put it together,” Winter said. “Then you’ve got the whole genesis of putting it together in front of you still, which is where we are at now.”
Watch Reeves weigh in, and share an anecdote from his first “Bill & Ted” costume fitting with winter in the video below: