Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter

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Here's hoping fans are in for a totally triumphant experience.

A third film in the Bill & Ted franchise is in the works and promisings things are being said—by Bill himself!

Alex Winter, who played Bill opposite Keanu Reeves' Ted in 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and the 1991 sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, says that, while the film won't be in theaters for a good while, what's coming down the pipeline is a quality product.

The main characters "will be 40-something and it's all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up. It's really sweet and really f--king funny," Winter told Yahoo! Movies while discussing his latest film, Grand Piano, out on VOD now.

Wait, does that mean there's a script already?!

"We've been working on drafts for the last couple of years," Winter said, revealing that it was he, Reeves and the original film's writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon who came up with the concept and more or less nursed the project into existence. "The script's been finished for a while, but comedy is so specific. We're in that world where producers are on, financiers are on and we're just working and reworking the script." Galaxy Quest's Dean Parisot is onboard to direct.

Alex Winter

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In the end, Winter said, the film should feel very in vibe with what came before, though it's "kind of a bummer" that word got out so early about the project, inevitably creating a lot of hype that will be tough to live up to no matter what.

"It's for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly in the [series]," he said. "It's not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you're middle-aged, haven't really grown up and you're supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven't?

"There's many versions of ourselves in this movie. [It's] answering the question: ‘What happened to these guys?' They're supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren't the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility."

And if Socrates Johnson, George Beethoven and, er, Abraham Lincoln want to make cameos, we're all for it.

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