The long-awaited sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music has added Gotham’s Anthony Carrigan to the cast as the main villain. Coming 30 years after the release of the original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Face the Music revisits the characters of Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) as the one-time slackers have grown up to become middle-aged family men enduring the grind of normal life.
The original movie and its sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey revealed Bill and Ted’s destiny as the rock-and-rolling saviors of the universe, but when Face the Music begins, the pair still have not written the one song that will allow them to fulfill that destiny. So, Bill and Ted must team up with their own daughters to once again travel back in time, this time in search of the greatest song ever written. Winter and Reeves will of course return in the roles of Bill and Ted, and they’ll be joined by Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine and as their respective kids Thea and Billie, together with a returning William Sadler as Bill and Ted’s eternal slave Death.
As announced by Orion Pictures, Bill & Ted Face the Music has added another new cast member, bringing on Gotham actor Anthony Carrigan to join Reeves and company. Specifics on Carrigan’s character are being kept under wraps for now, but he's being described as Bill and Ted's "relentless adversary." Production on the film has already gotten underway, as recently revealed by Winter.
An increasingly hot name in Hollywood, Carrigan previously appeared on the TV series Gotham as the supervillain Victor Zsasz. If Carrigan’s name is indeed getting hotter though, it’s because of his performance as the gangster NoHo Hank on the acclaimed Bill Hader-led HBO series Barry. Clearly, Carrigan is not concerned about being typecast as a bad guy, as he will once again play a villain in Face the Music. The actor is also set to star with Kevin Hart in the upcoming Fatherhood, which marks Hart’s latest foray into the dramatic side of things after his turn alongside Bryan Cranston in the hit film The Upside.
The addition of Carrigan, one of the more interesting up-and-coming actors around, to the cast of Bill & Ted Face the Music only makes the movie that much more intriguing. It will be fascinating to see what kind of villain Carrigan ends up playing opposite the ever-amiable Bill and Ted. Evidently, Carrigan's relentless character wants to stop Bill and Ted and their kids from finding the greatest song ever written and using it to help them save the universe, which is definitely bogus.
Source: Orion Pictures
- Bill and Ted 3/Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) release date: Aug 21, 2020