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By Sarah Ward
July 24, 2020
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You Can Party On with the Totally Excellent Full Trailer for 'Bill & Ted Face the Music'

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By Sarah Ward
July 24, 2020
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Neo. John Wick. Johnny Utah. Ted "Theodore" Logan. Across Keanu Reeves' almost four-decade acing career, the inimitable star has played many iconic parts — but only one thrust him to stardom as a time-travelling high-school slacker who had to round up famous figures from the past to pass his history report and save the future of humanity. As a result, the Bill & Ted movies have always held a soft spot in Keanu fans' hearts. Since first hitting screens in 1989 and 1991, the franchise has long been the subject of follow-up rumours, too. And now, just when the world particularly needs a reminder about being excellent to each other, the series is returning with its long-awaited third instalment.

Nearly 30 years after Reeves last rocked out, grappled with fate and used a telephone box as a mode of transport in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, he's back doing the same thing. So is Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, Ted's best buddy, San Dimas High classmate and fellow founder of Wyld Stallyns, aka the garage band that'll change life as we know it and inspire a utopian society — at least according to Rufus (the late George Carlin) in film that started it all, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. But as both the first teaser and the just-dropped full trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music shows, that plan hasn't quite panned out as yet for the franchise's central duo. A quarter-century ago, they played a concert in front of the entire world. One month ago, they played a gig in California for 40 people — "most of whom where there for $2 taco night", they're told.

After being reprimanded by the folks from the future for their lack of progress — when you're supposed to write the song that unites the globe and rescues reality, 25 years without any progress isn't going to go by unnoticed — Bill and Ted decide to head forward in time to a point when they've already penned the tune in question. Once they're there, they figure they can just steal the track from themselves. Plenty of hijinks await, naturally, including singing at weddings, playing air guitar with the Grim Reaper (William Sadler) and coming face to face with beefed-up versions of themselves. Oh, and then there's Ted's daughter Billie Logan (Bombshell's Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Bill's daughter Thea Preston (Ready or Not's Samara Weaving), who follow in their dads' footsteps and get in on all the time-travelling fun.

If the first teaser was enough to make you exclaim "party on, dudes!", Keanu-style, then this longer trailer will evoke more of the same. Bill & Ted Face the Music is clearly taking more than a few queues from its predecessors, too — as well as needing to create a song in 78 minutes that'll save the world and bring harmony to the whole universe, Bill, Ted, Billie and Thea also enlist some well-known personalities from the past to help.

As for what happens next, how often someone will say "whoa!", and what the rest of the cast — which includes Kid Cudi, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Jillian Bell, Holland Taylor, Beck Bennett, Hal Landon Jr and Amy Stoch — gets up to, that'll all be revealed when the film hits Australian cinemas on Thursday, August 27.

Until then, check out the full Bill & Ted Face the Music trailer below:

Bill & Ted Face the Music is scheduled to release in Australian cinemas on August 27.

Published on July 24, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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