Exclusive: Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon on Their Bill & Ted 3 Cameos!
Orion Pictures provided ComingSoon.net with the chance to speak with Bill & Ted Face the Music co-writers Ed Solomon & Chris Matheson, who also co-wrote the first two films. Now that the film is out today and earning some most excellent reviews, we asked them about their cameo as demons during the hell sequence in the threequel! The cameo follows a tradition of them appearing in the previous films, first as “Stupid Waiters” in Excellent Adventure and then as “Stupid Seance Members” in Bogus Journey.
ComingSoon.net: Bill & Ted are your characters, but there’s also YOUR characters. You went from ice cream guys to New Age guys, and now you’re demons. So talk a little bit about your characters’ arc in these movies.
Chris Matheson: I think you just said it. Ice cream guys to New Age guys to demons. That’s it.
Ed Solomon: I think it’s pretty fair to say that what you pointed out is really correct. The movie really is about those characters. It’s about the Ziggy Piggy ice cream guys as they attempt to find meaning in a sort of New Age way, but ultimately end up as demons in hell. And I think that the reason we aren’t in more of the movie is I think Dean felt as though we would really distract from Alex and Keanu. I’m just joking. I can’t even… the idea of seeing that in print makes me barf into my own mouth. No… (laughs)
Matheson: We did, we loved the idea that the ice cream guys somehow had just fallen apart and were now in hell. Like, you know, that stuff just strikes us as kind of funny.
Solomon: Yeah, we just were glad we actually got to play a part. We were going to play a different part, but we got cut. And then, at the last minute we got shoved in, which I’m glad we did because I’m really glad we got to have a little part in it.
Bill & Ted Face the Music centers on Bill S. Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves), who are now fathers and have yet to fulfill their rock ‘n’ roll destinies. Their lives change when they are visited by a messenger from the future who warns them that only their song can save life as we know it.
Joining Winter and Reeves are Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) as Bill and Ted’s daughters, respectively. The film will also feature Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Kristen Schall (Toy Story 4), Holland Taylor (Gloria Bell), Kid Cudi, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, and Beck Bennet. William Sadler is also set to reprise his role as Death alongside franchise returners Amy Stoch and Hal London Jr. Newcomer.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is now in theaters and on Premium VOD!