William Sadler returns as Death in Bill & Ted 3
Orion Pictures’ official Twitter account for the highly-anticipated third installment in the time-travelling comedy franchise, Bill & Ted Face the Music, took to Twitter to announce that it will feature the return of another character from the prior films in the form of William Sadler’s Death.
Sadler portrayed Death in the 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in which the titular heroes are killed by robotic clones of themselves and must play games against the Grim Reaper in order to come back to life and defeat the clones. The duo ultimately defeat Death and get his help to defeat the clones and their creator Chuck De Nomolos.
Stars Keanu Reeves (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys) recently posted a video message from the Hollywood Bowl thanking fans for their support over the years on getting a third film made and owing them “a huge debt of gratitude” while also revealing production would be beginning this summer.
News of a third Bill & Ted film has been floating around for years. After Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) have penned the script, with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane) confirmed to direct. Scott Kroopf (Limitless) will produce together with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh serving as an executive producer alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.
MGM owns the rights to the film and will release in the U.S. under their Orion Pictures banner. Orion Pictures has set an August 21, 2020 release date for the film.