Bill and Ted's new movie: Just the facts

Bill & Ted Face the Music is the proposed name of the third Bill and Ted movie, a movie that's no joke. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter came together at the tail end of March 2018 to do an interview with Entertainment Weekly and confirm that the third film in the Bill & Ted series was, indeed, very possible. Original Bill & Ted writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon came along for the talk, too, and suggested they're [THIS CLOSE] to the film being green-lit.

What's the big deal: The San Dimas-based historical drama/radical film series "Bill & Ted" may be getting a third installment, 27 years after the second was released. A high-profile Entertainment Weekly interview with the films' writers and main actors suggested this week that the third film is in actual, serious development. This is the closest we've gotten to a real product.

Solomon and Matheson previously wrote a script – one version of the script – on their own time. Not paid, that is to say. They took their idea to Reeves and Winter in 2007, and they've all four been onboard ever since. Now they're at a point at which "We are hoping to close a deal with some financiers," said Solomon. "Hopefully within the next month or so, we'll have news that will stick."

The second film ended with the George Carlin character Rufus confirming that the two boys would grow into their music, creating a utopia for the world before it was ultimately destroyed. In this new film, Bill & Ted confront the idea that Rufus's prediction might not have been as cut-and-dry as they expected.

"I think it's kind of like A Christmas Carol with Bill and Ted," said Solomon. "Looking at their lives, and really kind of rediscovering what they're about."

Cross your fingers we'll find out a whole lot more in the next couple months. Keep your eyes open, and we shall as well. And never forget to be excellent to each other.