Bill & Ted 3 has a director

Bill & Ted 3 has taken a step closer to actually happening, with the news that Dean Parisot has signed on to direct.

Parisot may not be a household name, but he directed a comedy that you probably love: spot-on spoof Galaxy Quest . He also directed the considerably less-loved Fun With Dick And Jane , and he’s currently working on old-people-with-guns sequel Red 2 .

His appointment to B & T is promising though. After all, he’s proven he can handle a comedy that returns to mock characters whose heyday has long since passed, and he knows his way around a cult hit.

Both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are attached to the threequel, and original creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have penned the script. Best of all? It’s a genuine sequel - not a remake or a torch-passing reboot.

Don’t get too excited just yet though - Bill & Ted 3 is still seeking a studio to co-fund with rights-owner MGM.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.