Party On! Where to Stream ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’
Excellent! Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are getting ready to return to the screen as time-traveling rockers Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan in Bill & Ted Face the Music.
The long-awaited third Bill & Ted movie should hit theaters on August 21, 2020, the Wyld Stallyns duo announced in a video filmed at the Hollywood Bowl and released on Wednesday. It will follow the now middle-aged Bill and Ted as they meet a visitor from the future who warns them that only their song can save life as we know and bring harmony to the universe.
Oh, and the pair of dim-witted slackers are parents now themselves. Their kids – who were introduced in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey — have “grown up a spell,” Reeves told the Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview. “I’m sure they can’t help but have a bit of their mothers and fathers in them,” he said. “So we’ll see how that expresses itself.”
Where to stream the original Bill & Ted
Fans will have to wait over a year for Bill & Ted 3 to hit theaters. In the meantime, you can relive the original movie, where Bill and Ted travel through time in a phone booth in order to collect famous figures from history — including Sigmund Freud, Napoleon, Socrates, and Joan of Arc — so they don’t “most heinously” flunk their end-of-year history project. In the sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey the San Dimas teens face off against the Grim Reaper after they’re killed by their time-traveling robot doppelgangers from the future.
Both Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey are streaming for free on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. But Prime subscribers will need to act fast. Both the original 1989 movie and its 1991 sequel are leaving the service on March 31. (Bogus!)
Both movies are also available for rent or purchase from YouTube, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes. Neither movie is streaming on Netflix.
You can also buy the three-disc Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection from Shout! Factory for $39.97. It features both movies as well as documentaries about each film and other bonus features.
Fans can’t wait for the new movie
In the announcement, Reeves and Winter thanked Bill & Ted fans for supporting the new movie, which will be directed by Dean Parisot. Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, who wrote the first two movies, wrote the screenplay.
“We want to say thank you to you the fans,” The Matrix actor said.
“It is because of you guys, so we owe you a huge debt of gratitude,” Winter added.
Fans responded in kind.
Aside from the Reeves and Winter, we don’t know much about who will appear in Bill & Ted Face the Music, though William Sadler, who played the Grim Reaper in Bogus Journey, will reprise his role according to the film’s IMDB page. But we know the movie will show the beloved characters confronting the realities of getting older and feeling like you haven’t accomplished what you should have.
“You’re told you’re gonna save the world,” Matheson told Entertainment Weekly last year. “And now you’re 50 and you haven’t done it. Now they’re married, and it affects their marriages, and it affects their relationships with their kids, and it affects their everything.”
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