With a third Bill & Ted movie having been spinning its wheels in development hell for what feels like an eternity now, it appears as if that threequel is as close to finally happening as it's ever been. And not just that, but William Sadler could well be returning as Death!
Only this week, franchise creator Ed Solomon took to social media to confirm that the Death character will be returning for the third movie – tentatively titled Bill & Ted Face the Music – and Sadler, who played the character in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, has indicated he’s keen to reprise the role.
Have scythe, will travel.— William Sadler (@Wm_Sadler) February 18, 2018
By the time Bogus Journey came to a close, Death was the bassist in Wyld Stallyns and had wowed the world with his famed Reaper Rap.
At this juncture, Galaxy Quest’s Dean Parisot is on board to direct Bill & Ted Face the Music, and original stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are set to play 'middle-aged family men' takes on the characters they played in 1989 and 1992 – not to mention in 1991’s animated Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures.
As ever, expect more on this long-gestating third Bill & Ted picture as it continues to develop.