Keanu Reeves to make a comeback in iconic comedy role

2016-03-18 19:00

Los Angeles - Keanu Reeves has teased Bill & Ted 3 is "getting closer".

The 51-year-old actor starred as Theodore 'Ted' Logan in the previous two iconic comedy films, 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and he is keen to reprise the role that catapulted him to fame.

Speaking in an interview with IGN, he said: "We're closer and we're not closer. We're trying to get the story right. We're working with this studio so we have a little bit of support, in a sense of like if the material comes through we'll try and make this picture."

The movies - which spurned famous lines like such as "party on dudes" and "most excellent" - were a global box office success and spawned video games, a comic book, a short-lived TV series and a breakfast cereal.

Last year, Alex Winter - who played Bill S. Preston Esq. in the original movies - revealed that Keanu had been re-watching the old films for the last several months and had told him he wanted to revisit the time-travelling franchise.

Alex, 50, said: "He started watching the earliest cuts of this movie a year ago, and was just super into it.

"It's really funny, because I asked him (if he wanted to do a sequel) and I could tell he was waiting for me to ask. Because he was like, 'Yeah, duh.' 

See a young Keanu in the trailer here:

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