A few days ago, when it was announced that Christopher Nolan’s Tenet would be on hold indefinitely, there was speculation about whether or not the only other big summer release – Bill & Ted Face the Music – would go off as planned. And today, we got news that indeed it still was.
It was announced that the film will be simultaneously released on September 1st on VOD and in theaters for anyone brave enough to want to view it that way. This is definitely a smart move for Orion Pictures. Unlike a film like Tenet, that is sort of by design to have a big theatrical release, Bill & Ted Face the Music is a comedy that can be enjoyed either in a theater or at home. And given the success Universal had with Trolls 2 and The King of Staten Island, we predict we’ll see some great results with this, too.
Additionally, they also gave us a second, official trailer today that is indeed totally awesome! In the trailer, we are introduced to Bill & Ted’s daughters who are now going with them on their journey as they try to write the greatest song ever written. Featured in the movie is Kristen Schaal, Kid Cudi, Anthony Carrigan, Holland Taylor, and Win Butler. William Sadler will be returning from the second film, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, to play death, while George Carlin as Rufus will be back in repurposed footage.
Honestly, we don’t care how the hell they release this film. We’re still excited!!