The bad news is, the release date for Bill & Ted Face the Music has been pushed back again. The good news is, it’s only by a few days, doesn’t sound like there’s anything that could derail it this time.
According to a press release, the much-anticipated third outing in the Bill & Ted franchise will be released in theaters AND on demand on Tuesday, September 1 instead of Friday, August 28. In other words, whether you can see the movie on the big screen with an audience or not will more or less depend on your local government, but you most definitely will be able to see the movie one way or the other.
Additionally, there’s a new trailer now, which is considerably longer and more revealing than the first teaser. We already knew that the movie centered around Bill & Ted still having failed to write their universe-uniting song all these years later; now we know that while they’re off trying to figure that shit out before the end of “reality as we know it,” their daughters are traveling through time and collecting great musicians, presumably in an effort to help write this all-important tune. So, basically, it’s a soft remake of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, with elements of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Kinda par for the course when it comes to nostalgia-based sequels these days (see: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Terminator: Dark Fate, etc.).
More importantly, it looks pretty funny! I’m kinda confused as to how Ted’s dad could think the dudes are delusional after the ending of Bogus Journey, but hopefully there’s some narrative explanation for that.
You can check out the new trailer (as well as the new poster) below. Meanwhile, there will be a Bill & Ted Face the Music panel moderated by Kevin Smith as part of this weekend’s Comic-Con@Home. It’s set to include Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Bridgette Lundy-Paine and William Sadler, as well as director Dean Parisot and screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Watch it on Saturday, July 25 at 3 PM PST at this link.