Warning: Possible spoilers ahead.
The Wyld Stallyns are back, and they have daughters!(the third film in the Bill and Ted movie series) shows (Ted) and (Bill) doing what they do best: bringing people together through music and wild-eyed optimism.
The official Bill & Ted movie Twitter account and screenwriter Ed Solomon tweeted on June 9 a new trailer for the flick. The film was originally scheduled to come out Aug. 21 but has been pushed back to Aug. 28, Variety reported on June 26.
The flick takes place 29 years after 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, but that doesn’t mean the characters are necessarily wiser, just older.
Bill and Ted’s band, Wyld Stallyns, may’ve composed thousands of tunes, but they’ve yet to pen the greatest song ever written. In the film, a visitor from the future informs the duo that they’ll write a song that’ll save the world.
So Bill and Ted set out on another time-traveling adventure to find inspiration for the perfect tune, deciding to go to the future and take the song from their future selves. Ted wonders if that’s stealing.
“How is that stealing, if we’re stealing it from ourselves, dude?” Bill rationalizes, before a cut to some celebratory air guitar with their old pal Death (a returning William Sadler).
It turns out their future selves are in prison, and have piled on some muscle. But they’re still rockin’ out, even if their song is “a little on the dark side” for Ted.
“But y’know, that’s cool,” he says.
This time Bill and Ted’s millennial offspring are there to help. Samara Weaving plays Bill’s daughter, Thea Preston, and Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Ted’s daughter, Billie Logan. Plus, a bunch of historical figures and a few music legends will join their quest.
As a bit of trivia, it’s no coincidence that the trailer was released on Tuesday. June 9 has been referred to as Bill & Ted Day for years by fans.
The day refers to a line from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure when Bill and Ted are visited by future versions of themselves outside the Circle K convenience store. To prove it’s them they ask each other what number they’re thinking of.
Bill and Ted respond with, “Sixty-nine, dudes!” So fans made June 9 (June being the sixth month) the day to celebrate all things Bill and Ted.
Originally published on June 9, 2020.