Just yesterday, Bill & Ted franchise writer Ed Solomon tweeted out the exciting news that Death would be returning in the long-in-development Bill & Ted Face the Music. Demon Knight‘s William Sadler stole the show as the Grim Reaper in Peter Hewitt’s 1991 Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, losing to the duo in a series of challenges and eventually joining the band as their bassist. His scene-stealing “Reaper Rap” helped the duo win the Battle of the Bands and save the world from Chuck De Nomolos (Joss Ackland). While Solomon wrote Death into the screenplay, it did not guarantee a return from Sadler. Thankfully, the actor caught wind of the tweet and shared a response of his own:
Have scythe, will travel.
— William Sadler (@Wm_Sadler) February 18, 2018
Assuming nobody stands in his way, it looks as if Sadler will be returning to the role inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal!
Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) is attached to direct Bill & Ted Face the Music, which will see Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves play middle-aged versions of Bill and Ted, who are now family men rather than young aspiring musicians.
After traveling through time, and going to both Heaven and Hell, Bill & Ted have yet to transport through dimensional time and space – something that could wrap up this heavy metal comedy franchise if it were to ever get the support it deserves.