Death has frequently manifested itself in pop culture over the years, but few instances have been so comical as William Sadler’s Grim Reaper in the sci-fi flick Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.
Writer Ed Solomon (The Men in Black) recently took to Twitter to tease Bill and Ted fans with some exciting prospects for a new sequel, which could bring back Sadler as Death.
Have scythe, will travel.
— William Sadler (@Wm_Sadler) February 18, 2018
Currently dubbed Bill and Ted Face the Music, the film has been discussed for some time by its creators and cast, and while it looks as though Sadler and Solomon are keen to make it a reality, it remains to be seen whether or not a sequel will actually happen. If it does go ahead, however, it will be interesting to see what kind of a part Death has in the new movie and what Bill and Ted (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) will look like as middle-aged metalheads.
Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Last time we saw the two dudes onscreen was in 1991, five years after their first escapade in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The future success of Bill and Ted’s band Wyld Stallions had sent Chuck De Nomolos into despair. After competing in the Battle of the Bands, their music had transformed society into a utopia, which he detested. To put the reigns on powerful music and free thinking, the villain sent evil robots back to the 20th Century via time travelling phone booths, to stop Bill and Ted from winning the competition. Their music career was cut short as they were thrown over the cliffs of Vasquez Rocks, leaving their robot replacements, Evil Bill and Evil Ted, to do their worst… Still with me? Good.
All is not lost, however, as the dudes meet their maker in the form of the slightly awkward, bumbling anti-hero that is Death (played by Sadler). Death challenges the dynamic duo to a game, in a bid to claim their mortal souls for all eternity. In an eventful twist, the scythe-wielding weirdo proves to be an unlikely sidekick. Proving to have more than a wicked sense of humour, he quickly becomes an invaluable asset, aiding Bill and Ted in their quest to get back to the present in order to stop Evil Robot Bill and Evil Robot Ted from stealing their girlfriends and ruining their reputation at Battle of the Bands.
So the question now is: how exactly would Death reprise his role in the new film? Let us know in the comments what you would like to see in the Bill and Ted sequel!