Are strange things afoot in NOLA? Nah, it’s just the beginning of shooting for the highly anticipated third installment of the Bill & Ted series, titled Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Just shy of 28 years since Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey was released, filming has begun on the most excellent sequel, which catches up with the Wyld Stallyns duo all these years later.

Stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter revealed that a third movie was going to be shot back in early May, posing in front of Los Angeles’ famous Hollywood Bowl while delivering the news.

According to the synopsis, the new film finds the lifelong pals now middle aged, caught up with family responsibilities and still nowhere near achieving the lofty, society-changing goals prophesized in the original film. But as the fabric of time and space continues to tear around them, a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. With the help of their daughters, these garage rock dads set off through time for inspiration in hopes of realizing their task.

Filming on the movie started this morning, with a few of the key players serving up some visual teases. Alex Winter, aka Bill S. Preston Esquire, can be seen sporting some Wyld Stallyns band merch, while screenwriter Ed Solomon and actor William Sadler, aka Death, both tweeted photos of the hallway corridor leading to their set.

Filming is taking place in New Orleans, at least for the start of production. In addition to Reeves, Winter and Sadler, the film has also cast Brigette Lundy-Paine as Ted’s daughter Billie and Samara Weaving as Bill’s daughter Thea. Producer Scott Kroopf stated upon the initial casting news, “When we saw Samara and Brigette together, it was like deja vu. It was exactly the way we felt when we first saw Keanu and Alex. We are so thrilled to have this funny and unique pair join the Bill and Ted team!”

Dean Parisot is set to direct, with Anthony Carrigan, Jayma Mays, Errin Hayes and Kid Cudi also cast in supporting roles.

Bill and Ted Face the Music is expected in theaters Aug. 21, 2020.

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