EXCLUSIVE: Werner Herzog Will Consider Directing ‘Bill & Ted 3’

The acclaimed director reveals that if the script is good, he will be willing to take on the project.

Werner Herzog Will consider directing Bill & Ted 3
Werner Herzog Will consider directing Bill & Ted 3
Way back in September of 2010, actor Keanu Reeves joked to MTV that he'd like to get acclaimed documentary and feature film director Werner Herzog behind the lens on the long awaited sequel Bill & Ted 3.

That seems like a long shot, for sure. But more surprising things have happened. And Werner is certainly an interesting choice to take on the further adventures of The Wyld Stallyns, especially now that they will be dealing with a mid-life existential crisis. Themes explored in a great deal of Werner Herzog's best work.

We haven't had a solid update on Bill & Ted 3 since April, when Alex Winter revealed that the script, by original Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure scribes Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, was completed. We chatted with Werner Herzog today in support of his most non-heinous documentary Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life, so we decided to see what he had to say about possibly directing Bill & Ted 3. Guess what? If the script is good, he'll do it!

Here is what he had to say about the possibility of directing Bill & Ted 3.

"I have not seen the first and the second (movie). So I do not know for sure. But, if it is a good screenplay, Yes! I am ready for all sorts of wild stuff."

Now, someone just needs to get the script into his hands. He has some free time coming up as he awaits financing on his next project. Bill & Ted 3 directed by Werner Herzog sounds like a masterpiece. Can you think of a better director for this long awaited sequel?

Bill & Ted 3 is in development and stars Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves. The film is directed by Dean Parisot.

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Comments (8)

  1. Junior Roberts

    It's fair to say once he sees the first two movies, he'll think "What the hell did I get myself in to?"

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  2. Cripple

    Please God yes.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  3. DuaneBarry

    Duane Barry will consider directing Bill and Ted 3!

    What the heck, there is about the same chance of it happening.

    3 years agoby @DuaneBarryFlag

  4. skywise

    @brian heh you have a point there. That lil quote is sparse. It almost sounds like he was just being polite. I love MW but they do have a tendancy to latch on to rumors.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Ghostman

    @brian ikr? If you don't have knowledge of Bill and Ted, then why consider making a sequel?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  6. Brian

    Really? This story from that quote? Wow.

    3 years agoby @brianFlag

  7. skywise

    this isi amazing. I think that he would be perfect for this film especially since the original fans are older and the characters are older as well. Thismight just be something amazing.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Stansfield

    Wait, what?

    3 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

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