watch the ‘Bill & Ted: Face the Music’ trailer (which includes Win Butler)
It's here, the first trailer for Bill & Ted: Face the Music, with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprising their loveably dimwitted roles for the first time in 29 years. The official synopsis is: "Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny." Frustrated with writing that world-saving song, the middle-aged Bill & Ted decide to take a shortcut by going to the future where the song is already written -- a cheat that may or may not work out for them.
Both Reeves and Winter seem to be having an excellent time returning their iconic roles as well as sending themselves up just a little. No sign of Kid Cudi in this trailer, but there is Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler as one of Future Council members (led by Holland Taylor). Stereogum points out that Win wrote in an instagram story, "Proud and humble to be a member of the future council, formed on day 1 after the defeat of former president ‘Basement Boy’ in November of 2020. Also, and this is a spoiler … it turns out in the future that spending money on education universal healthcare and universal daycare is better than prisons and policing. There is an alternate universe where none of this happened and America reelected ‘Basement Boy’ again … but that is more of a dystopia.”
The trailer also features William Sadler reprising his Bogus Journey role of Death.
As far as the music in Face the Music, there hasn't been much word, though Mastodon have recorded a song for the film. Mark Isham did the score.
Watch the trailer, and check out the film's poster, below.
The official release date for Bill & Ted: Face the Music has not been set, maybe no surprise given our pandemic world, but the poster says Summer 2020. Stay tuned.
Today (6/9) is Bill & Ted Day because, it's their favorite number.