The Bill & Ted Face the Music [email protected] panel was best. While many thought the idea of San Diego Comic-Con canceling the physical event was a bogus idea, it has proven to be pretty fun and informative, as Kevin Smith proved early in the day today with the Bill & Ted Face the Music panel. Cast members Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, director Dean Parisot, along with writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, gathered for a lively panel full of surprises.
Kevin Smith announced he was going to be the guest moderator for today’s Bill & Ted Face the Music panel about a month ago. Like most things he loves, Smith was beyond excited and a little emotional about getting the opportunity to hang with Bill and Ted, even when it was remotely. In addition to announcing his excitement for the [email protected] panel, Smith also revealed he was fortunate enough to watch an early on version of the highly anticipated sequel.
In short, Kevin Smith noted that Bill & Ted Face the Music was “f***ing wonderful.” Obviously he cried, because Smith doesn’t really like something unless he cries about it, which really is a part of his charm. He went on to notice, “it’s a family film, it’s wonderful. It’s absolutely adorable, they stuck the landing.” That’s all really any of us needed seriously to hear since we’ve waited nearly 30 years to see Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reunite on the silver screen as two of the most beloved dudes ever. Since Smith gave the sequel his endorsement, we now have seen the trailer plus it does not disappoint.
Alex Winter recently revealed he was able to see the final cut of Bill & Ted 3. Winter says, “Incredibly proud of the film that director Dean Parisot made and all of our work in it. Now it’s over to all of you!” To say getting this movie made was difficult will be a massive understatement. There could probably be a full-length documentary on the development of the sequel and simply how much hard work Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson did over the years to make it a reality.
Deep down, hardcore Bill and Ted fans knew that people would get yourself a trilogy at some point down the line, mainly thanks to the enthusiasm that Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson displayed each time they were asked about this, even when it looked like it absolutely was never planning to happen. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves also held out hope and warily optimistic about this when asked in interviews over the past few decades. Now, Bill & Ted Face the Music is almost a real possibility and we are all ready for this. In order to get a lot more excited for the sequel, check out the full [email protected] panel above, thanks to the Orion Pictures YouTube channel.