Dude! Keanu Reeves Discusses Bill and Ted 3 Plot, Pushing 50 With GQ
It's not always excellent being Bill — or Ted, for that matter. In a Q & A interview with GQ magazine, Keanu Reeves divulges the core of the plotline to a possible sequel to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. "We have a nice story. We'll see if anyone wants to make it," Reeves says, explaining that "One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven't done it. So everybody is kind of like:'Where is the song?'"
Reeves adds: "The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future 'us' refuses to tell us, and another future 'us' blames us for their lives because we didn't write the song, so they're living this terrible life. In one version we're in jail; in another we're at some kind of highway motel and they hate us."
Whoa, dude! That's some heavy "All-We-Are-Is-Dust-in-the-Wind" thinking, although Reeves, who turns 48 in September, tells the publication that he has been contemplating middle age. "My knees are well aware of it," he says. "Mortality is very different when you're 20 to when you're 50." Dude.
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