10:18am PT by Graeme McMillan
Woah: Bill & Ted's 2015 Return Teased (in Comic Books)
Party on, dudes.
While the third Bill & Ted movie remains just a tantalizing possibility mentioned by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in interviews, Boom! Studios released a visual teaser Monday that suggests that William S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan will be back sooner than expected in comic format.
The teaser — which, for those who haven’t seen either Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure or Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, features the name of the band that both characters belong to (a band that, it’s revealed in Excellent Adventure, will create a utopian future for humanity) — was released via email with no further commentary from the publisher. However, Boom! editor Ian Brill debuted the teaser on Twitter as the final part of a series of tweets about the nature of comics based on existing intellectual property:
I know my praise more original content in comics may seem strange considering the licensed books I edit BUT there is a method to my madness— Ian Brill (@ibrill) December 1, 2014
You see, I try to cast talent on these books who have done great original work, who have a POV and bring that to the characters we have— Ian Brill (@ibrill) December 1, 2014
Every licensed book I work on I try to ensure the material works on its own, if the creators are bringing a distinct passion to the book— Ian Brill (@ibrill) December 1, 2014
That's all a build up for me to tease THIS pic.twitter.com/q2Rh6TiEIv— Ian Brill (@ibrill) December 1, 2014
In addition to the teased Bill & Ted comic, Boom! also publishes comic books based on Escape from New York, RoboCop, Planet of the Apes and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time as well as original material including Dead Letters, 2Guns and Lumberjanes. Expect more information about the Bill & Ted project soon.