With the release of Bill & Ted Face the Music on the horizon, a new featurette looks into the parallels between fathers and daughters.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is shaping up to be one of the bright spots in the blighted 2020 cinematic landscape, with each bit of news about the long-in-the-coming sequel bringing about more excitement and anticipation. Even if their acts of heroism are sometimes accidental, these guys are becoming a most excellent beacon of hope for those in desperate need of just that.
Now, Orion has released a short and sweet featurette delving into the dynamics between Bill & Ted and their daughters, offering some interesting parallels between the actors from both generations.
During the casting process for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, producer Scott Kroopf states that “pretty much every actor who was 18 years old auditioned” for the titular roles, and that the same thing happened for their daughters.
The trailers and this new featurette suggest a synchronicity between generations, and that Thea Preston (Weaving) and Billie Logan (Lundy-Paine), in addition to inheriting their fathers’ love of music, may play an active role in writing/retrieving the hit song that will save humanity. As Weaving puts it, “[the daughters] know their tunes.”
This dichotomy brings up an interesting artistic notion: that of an older generation (potentially) passing the torch to a younger generation. We’ve yet to see how the delayed-until-2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife will handle its depiction of young descendants placed in the same challenging situations as their elders. However, this approach yielded very effective results with Ash Williams’ (Bruce Campbell) ragtag “ghost beater” sidekicks Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) in the cult favorite, Ash vs. Evil Dead. Sometimes, asking for an assist isn’t a bad thing.
While the trailers and featurette allude to an active role for Thea and Billie, we will see just how involved they are in their fathers’ latest time-traveling adventure.
Bill & Ted Face the Music hits theaters and VOD on August 28.
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