Stephen Colbert confirms longtime pals Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are still great for each other

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Stephen Colbert, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter

Stephen Colbert, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
Screenshot: The Late Show

Does the world need almost 30 years later Bill and Ted after? Look, the world needs a lot of things right now – like all things – and if longtime friends and occasional co-costars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter want to put back their guitars and surfer-dude jargon from the duo that time travel and scratch our nostalgia for collective cult comedy itches in this time of strife and division, so what sort of seriously bewildered monster would we be to stop them. As the Threequel very late Bill and Ted face the music hits all broadcast and screening sites COVID guidelines and common sense will allow Friday, Reeves and Winter spoke with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday Last show to explain exactly why this was what the world really needed.

“That’s exactly what happened,” says Winter impassively (Bill S. Preston, Esq., To You) to Colbert’s speculation that a 29-year marinade was what the 55-year-old couple did. had in mind from the beginning for their universe. the rock gods who jump in time to return. Instead, Reeves (Ted Theodore Logan) told Colbert that original writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson came to them ten years ago with the idea that Bill and Ted had to finally manage to write this song that George’s mentor Carlin, Rufus, had told them one day. “Helping end war and poverty, will align the planets and bring them into universal harmony, allowing meaningful contact with all forms of life, from extraterrestrial beings to ordinary pets.” (Plus, great for dancing.)

The film, as Winter explained, sends the now-married fathers of two equally excellent teenage daughters on their long-delayed third journey through time and space, where they visit other future Bills and Teds (y including a jail-taken version, alarmingly) in hopes of stealing their own song not yet written before the universe is definitely out of alignment, and they enter so much trouble. With Colbert confirming that the friendship born between Winter and Reeves has lasted just as solidly as Bill and Ted’s, the film’s unshakable marriage, the prospect of seeing that unlikely, deeply unnecessary, but still well-anticipated reunion with a pair of old knuckleheads movie from a time when we only thought we knew what a really misaligned universe looked like seemed really welcome.

Especially since, as stated, Winter and Reeves remain close and supportive friends. For winter (now mainly a documentary filmmaker to note) and Reeves (who flatly refused to allow Colbert’s speculation on a John Wick and Neo throwdown), greeted by “Wyld Stallyns! By delighted fans (and delighted children of delighted fans) when they are seen dining together – as they once did – isn’t about roll eyes and jaded irritation, Shatner-esque. “Bill and Ted bring smiles,” Reeves beamed, “You know? Make people feel good. And honestly, in their joint Last show appearance, just like Alex and Keanu. Re-teaming not only with Solomon and Matheson, but with original series producer Scott Kroopf, and, according to the suitably wacky trailerWilliam Sadler’s amorous death was, according to Reeves and Winter, completely natural – not to say inevitable.

The couple were tight-lipped about the exact form of Bill and Ted’s shenanigans in the Aug. 28 release, but they have Kristen Schaal on board as the Rufus’ equally forgiving daughter to help guide them (since we lost George Carlin for Stupid Linear in 2008), and a movie-thirsty audience looking for reassuring and stupid returning cinema magic. So everything should eventually work out – as always with Bill and Ted – perfectly.

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