These apples don’t fall far from the tree.
In the latest 90-second behind-the-scenes featurette for Bill & Ted Face The Music, we get a focused look at the duo’s daughters. Thea and Billie are, respectively, the progeny of Wyld Stallyn rockers Bill & Ted, with names that show how their dads honored each other by naming their daughters in creative ways (Thea is Bill’s girl, Billie is Ted’s). Played by Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine, the two are very much clones of their dads in both personality and spirit.
That approach could sound desperate and cheap but, judging by the clips seen here, it could actually be really endearing. Weaving and Lundy-Paine thread that needle of imitating what Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves established while also imbuing the teenage girls with a unique spark (and heart) of their own.
Honestly, this short glimpse makes me more excited to see the long-awaited sequel than the previous trailers have.
In addition to this new promo, Orion Pictures announced that they will be moving up the Premium Video on Demand release (PVOD). Originally scheduled to debut on Tuesday September 1, 2020, Bill & Ted Face the Music will now hit PVOD platforms four days earlier on Friday August 28.
That pending Labor Day weekend showdown between two major tentpoles could’ve seriously sidelined Bill & Ted 3, so the move will hopefully allow all three films to be excellent to each other — although that Tenet/Mulan head-to-head should be very interesting to track. It’s certainly an aggressive move by Disney, who named their September 4 date after Tenet‘s slot was already locked in.
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