Update: Bill & Ted Face the Music Release Date Moves Up a Week | IGN

UPDATE:

Bill & Ted Face the Music is now releasing in select theaters and on-demand on August 28, one week ahead of its previously announced release date.

Alex Winter shared the most excellent news in a tweet on Thursday. “Great news my excellent friends! @BillandTed3  is moving up a full week to release on August 28!”, he wrote. “On demand and in select theaters in the U.S.!”

Great news my excellent friends! @BillandTed3 is moving up a full week to release on August 28! On demand and in select theaters in the U.S.! pic.twitter.com/1E00FREhQN

— Alex Winter (@Winter) August 6, 2020

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ORIGINAL STORY: With more and more 2020 movies being pushed back to next year over coronavirus concerns, at least we can still count on the Great Ones. Orion Pictures will release Bill & Ted Face the Music simultaneously in theaters and On Demand.

The news comes as Orion also debuted the full-length trailer for the long-awaited third movie in the Bill & Ted saga. Check that out below:

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The film’s release date is being pushed back slightly, but only by a few days. Bill & Ted Face the Music will now debut on Tuesday, September 1 rather than Friday, August 28.

This makes Bill & Ted 3 the latest major 2020 release to turn to streaming in the wake of widespread theater closures. Both Trolls: World Tour and Scoob skipped theaters entirely in favor of video-on-demand releases. And with Trolls outperforming the original, we’ve speculated this pattern could spell a worrisome trend for struggling theater chains.

Still, a hybrid theatrical/VOD release may be the only way to give Bill & Ted Face the Music a wide release in the US anytime soon. Warner Bros. recently delayed Tenet indefinitely, a sign that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is making it very difficult for studios to plan their release schedules.

Bill and Ted Face the Music again stars Keanu Reeves as Ted “Theodore” Logan and Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, Esq. The sequel explores their struggle with middle-age and the pressures of fatherhood, with the two still trying to write the greatest song ever made in order to unite all of humanity in harmony. The new trailer sheds more light on the sequel’s plot, as it seems the duo attempt to travel into the future to “steal” that song from their older selves.

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Recently, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter joined the 2020 Graduation Commencement at San Dimas High School (the home of Bill & Ted) to congratulate the graduating class and remind them to be excellent to each other. Both Reeves and Winter will also take part in the Bill & Ted Face the Music panel at Comic-Con@Home, one of the 9 things we’re excited to see at Comic-Con this year.

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