We’ve expressed this many times, 2020 is the year for reunions. On August 21st, 2020, the Bill & Ted story continues with Bill & Ted: Face the Music. This marks the first Bill & Ted film since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. We already know William Sadler will return to play his role as Death. However, we are curious about what other familiar faces we will see. Music has drastically changed since 1991, which has piqued our curiosity on how heavy the soundtrack will remain or diminish? The title speaks for itself with Face the Music as we wonder which genre(s) will be included. There is a bit of hope as the plot is based on Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan III’s band, Wyld Stallyns.
According to Entertainment Weekly’s first look as well as the entire cast & crew listed on IMDB, we will see plenty of new faces. Samara Weaving (Ready or Not, The Babysitter) plays Bill’s daughter as Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical, Downsizing) plays Ted’s child. While we get to see the return of the Phone Booth, other new characters include Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) as Dr. Taylor Wood, comedian Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers) as Kelly, Jayma Mays (Glee) as Princess Joanna, Saturday Night Live’s Beck Bennett as Ted’s younger brother, Deacon, and Kid Cudi as Kid Cudi. However, we will also see the return of Amy Stoch as Missy (Bill’s stepmom).
According to IMDB, the plot of the film reads:
“Once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.”
The feature looks like it will be entertaining regardless of the soundtrack as it’s in good hands with director Dean Parisot who directed Fun With Dick and Jane starring Jim Carrey as well as a few hit TV shows such as Justified and Monk. Therefore, there will be a bit of unpredictable quirkiness. Most importantly, the movie includes the Bill & Ted franchise writers, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
Check out a few first-look images below: