Party on Bill. Party on Ted. Schwing! Rumors have been circulating on the Internet for nearly a year that a third Bill and Ted movie was in progress that would star both Sad Keanu Reeves and Happy Alex Winter. And today that continues to be true with this very loosely researched confirmation that a screenplay exists via Collider:

While speaking to The Independent about his new documentary Side by Side, Reeves was asked about how the project was coming along. “Yeah, we have a script. We’re trying to put it together. It’s a good script too.” Winter confirmed the progress of the script by tweeting “Script done? Check. -We love it? Check. -Green light? Working on it!”

CHECK PLEASE! (Sorry.) Anyway, the two principal actors dropping vague references to the existence of a screenplay doesn’t mean much in this topsy turvy world. It would still be years before the movie even existed, and that’s if it gets made, which it might not. But what won’t take years is you getting a sneak peek at the script, because we have an excerpt after the jump!


Bill and Ted are still dressed up as vaudeville characters from the previous scene when they kidnapped Charlie Chaplin from the 1910s for a presentation to their children’s class about What My Dad Does. They blend into a parade and casually make their way to Dealey Plaza and are about to grab President John F. Kennedy for the same presentation when two shots ring out. Panic ensues. It’s chaos in the streets. Bill and Ted duck down an alley and pause to get their breath. Both of them own elliptical trainers and stationary bikes at home, but neither uses them as much as they should.

Oh my God, Ted.

The president! They shot the president!

This is madness!

Is this our fault? Did we Ashton Kutcher’s Butterfly Effect this into existence?

Oh my God! Do you think we did? That would be terrib–wait. Wait, no. I remember something about this. I’ve heard about this before. It was on an episode of Quantum Leap. Phew. I think this is a well-known historical event, actually.

If only we had spent more time in high school instead of doing all that time traveling, we might have been able to bone up on our history lessons a little better.

The two old friends share a light moment of laughter amid the national tragedy. This leads to a coughing fit from Bill. Ted looks nervously at his friend.

I told you to get that looked at. Let’s get back to the phone booth and time travel to Sigmund Freud’s office.

Isn’t he the father of psychoanalysis? What is he going to do about my cough?

We’ve got to do something!

The fatigued and perpetually aching middle-aged men give a weary high-five and pile into the phone booth and punch in the dates. It disappears into an electric time hole.




The phone booth lands squarely in the middle of Sigmund Freud’s office, smashing an antique chair and sending yellowing papers flying everywhere. Bill and Ted emerge with huge smiles on their faces. Sigmund Freud shits his pants in terror at the sight of these two foreign-seeming men appearing out of nowhere in his office. He begins to weep.

I’m Bill!

And I’m Ted!

And we’re Bill and Ted!

Sig-dude, you’ve got to help my friend here.

Although he cannot determine the source of the coughing, Sigmund Freud diagnoses Bill with lymphoma. Bill and Ted share a quiet moment together over bitter espressos on the Stephansplatz.


I’m so sorry, Bill. Your stepmom was so hot.

What the hell does that have to do with anything?

I’m just remembering things now. It’s call coming flooding back.


You’re going to get through this. Pretend it’s the Battle of the Bands.

Shut the fuck up, Ted.

They sit in silence for a moment.

Well, I guess that’s just how it goes. No use crying about it. But hey, can I ask you just one favor?

Anything for you, Bill. You know that.

Bill whispers something into Ted’s ear that we cannot hear.


Title Card – Six Months Later


A carpet of gray clouds sits heavy over the graveyard. Ted wears a long black trenchcoat over his mourning clothes, and stares into the cold, damp hole where his deceased friend will spend the rest of eternity. He throws a single rose into the grave, and then turns on his heel and enters the phone booth. It disappears in a shatter of electric sparks.



Ted approaches Hitler from behind and places a gun into the small of Hitler’s back. He leans in close and whispers in his ear.

This is for my best friend, Bill S. Preston.

As Ted quietly says “Esquire,” we cut to black as a single gunshot echoes into silence.

In light of the death of George Carlin, the part of Rufus will now be played by Uggie.

Comments (27)
  1. I’m just happy to see Alex Winter get work.

  2. Maybe they can go back in time and stop the last two Matrix movies from being made.

  3. It feels like every time Keanu Reeves the spotlight, he can’t help but come right back.

  4. In an alternate ending, Ted travels back to 1919 where he convinces the Allied Powers to impose significantly lighter economic sanctions on the defeated Germany, thereby preventing the hyperinflation of the Mark during the Weimar Republic in the 1920′s and heading off the existence of a political climate in which a Hitler could rise to power.

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  6. I’d ask for more of this screenplay, but I don’t want to be thought of as some sort of Ziggy Piggy.

  7. Andy Serkis as George Carlin as Rufus.

  8. Wait…Alex Winter is on Twitter??? I have to go now.

  9. Missy, I mean Mom! Has to have some sort of bigger part this time around.

  10. Party on, Garth!

  11. What’s this movie’s estimated budget?

  12. I always imagined the 3rd movie would be where all the historical figures* from the first movie would help Bill & Ted run a B&B. They’d call it B&T’s B&B.

    *plus Mark Wahlberg

  13. After Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, I can’t see how any of this fits with the established continuity. I mean, they’re friends with Death himself, and beat him for their lives 5-7 times over a number of games (Chess, Battleship, Twister, etc). Bill wouldn’t just die of lymphoma. If anything, they’d just use their phone booth to go into the future for a cure, just like they did to get really good at playing guitars before their final concert.

    This whole thing just seems way too far-fetched.


  15. I hope the reference to Wayne and Garth at the beginning of this article was on purpose. Also, I don’t believe this to be the actual script. I mean is Alex Winter really getting so old he doesn’t remember the first Bill and Ted movie? Sigmund Freud was one of the people they kidnapped in the original movie. Im not familiar with Videogum, so is this a joke website?

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  17. If they do make this, they’re going to have to have Uggie or Andy Serkis or whoever do an intro explaining to the kids today what a phone booth is and why the receiver has a cord attached to it.

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