Filming has wrapped on the third Bill & Ted excellent adventure, called Bill & Ted Face the Music, but it’s still a little less than a year until we can see it a theatre near us. Until then, expect the usual marketing scheme of trailers, TV commercials, special appearances, and pre-planned shares on social media that take you behind the scenes. This is one of those. We already knew that William Sadler was going to return as Death for Bill & Ted Face the Music, but now we’ve gotten our first look at Sadler as Death in the film. Sort of.

Ed Solomon, the co-creator of Bill & Ted, and the co-writer of Face the Music, shared this behind the scenes photo of Sadler, made up as Death, enjoying a little lunch. It’s the photo on the right next to an archival behind the scenes picture from the filming of the Bill & Ted sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

Sadler, who’s also well known for roles in Die Hard 2, The Pacific, The Shawshank Redemption, and for being the President of the United States in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, joins Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves who reprise their titular roles that originated in the 1989 hit Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.


In the original film, Winters and Reeves play high school slackers that use a time machine to pass history class so that they can go on to write a rock song that would inspire a new era of universal peace. Bill & Ted Face the Music is about how the now middle-aged Bill and Ted have not yet sealed their destiny. Here’s the official plot synopsis:

“Following 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the stakes are higher than ever for William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure, when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe.  Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.”

Along with Winters, Reeves, and Sadler, the film co-stars Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Jillian Bell, Jayma Mays, Anthony Carrigan, Kristen Schaal, Erinn Hayes, Holland Taylor, Amy Stoch and Kid Cudi. Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot is working from a script by Solomon and Chris Matheson.

Bill & Ted Face the Music will be in theatres everywhere on August 21, 2020. Are you excited about the return of the other dynamic duo? Fill us in on Twitter, on the official NOFS Reddit, or The Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!