Excellent or Bogus? Bill & Ted Make History Fun

Bill and Ted 3

If you didn't gather this from Steven Spielberg's Lincoln biopic, then Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan are back from the 1980s to tell us that the 16th President of the United States is most excellent, as is Socrates and Sigmund Freud.  Ghengis Khan and Joan of Arc, on the other hand, are Bogus.

Those are the verdicts rendered in this infographic, which revisits Bill and Ted's journey through time and space, in commemoration of the Blu-Ray release of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

Bill and Ted 3

This should whet Bill & Ted fans' appetites for the new sequel that, back in August, Vulture reported is in the works — with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprising their roles, and Galaxy Quest director, Dean Parisot, helming. Bill & Ted creators, Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, have written the script.

Keanu Reeves Talks 'Bill & Ted 3' Plot
In August, Reeves talked to GQ about the weighty-sounding plot of Bill & Ted 3 — explaining that the main characters "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?'"

The Matrix actor added, "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."

Heavy, dude.

[Vulture, GQ]

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