Bill and Ted Face the Music has shifted its release plans, and instead will debut on premium video on demand and in select movie theaters on September 1st.
Orion Pictures released the long-awaited first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music back at the start of June but have released a theatrical trailer to accompany the announcement of the film’s new release platform.
Check out the new trailer below:
Bill and Ted: Face the Music, which was originally set to open on Aug. 21, is the latest movie to skip a traditional theatrical release amid the pandemic. Other movies, such as Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs, Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island, the third SpongeBob entry and Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” have modified plans and launched in homes at a time when most movie theaters are closed and people are still staying at home.
AMC Theatres — the country’s biggest cinema chain — has delayed plans to reopen, and now plans to resume business in mid to late August. Rival circuits like Regal and Cinemark could follow suit. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was the big deciding factor on what was at stake this summer but as the surge in cases of coronavirus, it’s unclear when theaters across the United States will be able to reopen. Bill and Ted: Face the Music may have made the best case out of a shitty situation.
The film also released a new poster ahead of it’s virtual Comic-Con. The panel will 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.
Check out the poster below:
Originally Published on June 9, 2020
The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends – to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. And always remember: be excellent to each other.
Check out the film’s first trailer below:
Joining Winter and Reeves is a huge up-and-comer in Samara Weaving, who has made a name for herself as a modern-day genre icon with star turns in Ready or Not, Mayhem, The Babysitter, Guns Akimbo, and a small turn in Ash vs. Evil Dead. There’s also Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) as Bill and Ted’s daughters, respectively. The film will also feature Anthony Carrigan (Zsaz in Gotham and turning in great work on HBO’s Barry), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Kristen Schall (Toy Story 4), Holland Taylor (Mr. Mercedes), Kid Cudi, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, and Beck Bennet. William Sadler is also set to reprise his role as Death alongside franchise returners Amy Stoch and Hal London Jr.
After Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) have penned the script, with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane) directing. The original 1989 Bill & Ted centered on two teenage slackers who were destined to write music that will save the planet and create a utopian society. Using a time machine supplied by the late, great George Carlin, the duo wanders through time and meet all sorts of historical dudes, and later even travel to hell and heaven in the film’s sequel.
Scott Kroopf (Limitless) will produce together with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh serving as an executive producer alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.
Check out the film’s first poster as well:
Orion Pictures & MGM are eyeing a release of Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music in theaters starting August 21st later this summer. Let’s hope that can happen, but the way things are going don’t be surprised if Bill and Ted find themselves day-and-date on both VOD and select theaters.
Source: Orion, MGM