Keanu Reeves on Bill & Ted 3: 'Darkness Is Keeping It From Happening'

The actor says there's a conspiracy theory out to stop the movie from happening. What could he mean?

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The long-awaited new "Bill & Ted" movie could be at risk, according to its star Keanu Reeves who claims "there's darkness out there that's keeping it from happening."

Ambitions for a third movie were confirmed in 2010, with a scipt being completed last year which followed on from their story that saw the pair of hapless metal fans travel through time in a phone booth.

Now Reeves warns that something fishy is going on the in the film camp.

"There's lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories," he told MTV News this week. "There's a whole thing... I might have to do one of those independent press, conspiracy, other-name kind of [statements] explaining why it hasn't happened yet, because it's pretty dark out there."

He added to the mysterious darkness that is supposedly keeping the movie back from release: "There's all sorts of stuff and it just can't - it's just - there's darkness out there that's keeping it from happening ... It's that part of the story where it's looking grim. It's the dark period of the idea."

His co-star Bill, A.K.A. Alex Winter, was more optimistic when he discussed the movie in March this year. "There's no drama ... We built a story. They wrote a script. We're tinkering with the script to get it perfect. Then we will go get the money. Then we will shoot it. And that's really all there is to it."

How do you think Bill & Ted should return in 2013? Let us know your hopes from the hard-rocking duo in the comments.

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    Insanity ninja
    "There's lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories," ...So there really is a "Conspiracy Keanu"?
    Eirien
    I love Bill & Ted but if I really don't see any scenario where another sequel could be anything but terrible. I know I'm being cynical (as usual) but I know how much hollywood loves to shit on my childhood memories - Garfield, TMNT, Chipmunks, Star Wars. Even Thundercats has been subjected to a remake. George Carlin is dead now anyway. How will they explain that in a time-travelling film?
    ibanez124
    I once had a dream that I could do that air guitar thing, it was pretty awesome (don't lie, you just did it reading this)
    cyclonus
    Why is this on a music news website?
    link no1
    Because Bill and Ted is a pretty musical culture based film, especially around rock/metal which appeals to a large percent of UG's users. If it was something like 'terminator' or 'Avatar', it would have no place here but I think something like this is somewhat relevant.
    l0ld4v3
    Guns N' Roses made a video for the Terminator 2, which would make it somewhat relevant.
    kurt_cobain9
    Plus, Keanu Reeves is a musician and played in a band called Dogstar. I'm sure he'll probably be adding to the musical aspect of the film. so in a really weird way, it all kind of fits.
    Linkerman
    Dogstar is one of my favourite rock bands of all time. They made such great music, it's a shame the band isn't active anymore.
    lemmyisgod97
    Oh didn't you hear, IGN just bought UG, expect now the news articles to be videos instead with ads before them that you can't mute. jk.
    sideslick
    As a frequent commenter on IGN, this is all the more hilarious for me. BTW, I am Non-Specific Action Figure in IGN's comment-section.
    Igamikun
    Because Bill and Ted are the Wild Stallyns, they save the world and bring ultimate peace like wayyyy in the future duuudeeee.
    janel.foster.33
    It's on a music website because they're music saves the planet. DUH. I think this is an amazing Idea I love Keanu!
    christianonbass
    Long awaited? I admit that the original movie was good. Winters and Reeves were most excellent in their parts, but for Bogus Journey they were already too old for the parts. Their Valley Boy vocabulary and antics seem forced and contrived. Maybe it will be about the mid life crisis of Wyld Stallyns haha
    realpeguitar
    very appropriate coming from the star in THE MATRIX...is this whole thing part one big saga?