See Bill and Ted with their daughters in new 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' image

Clark Collis

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves’ characters’ names may comprise half the title of Bill & Ted Face the Music (out Aug. 21). But in this threequel, the pair are helped in their quest to write universe-saving music by their daughters. Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) plays Bill’s offspring, Thea, while Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) is Ted’s kid, Billie.

“The daughters really love their dads’ music and want to help them,” says Chris Matheson, who wrote the film with his Bill & Ted co-creator Ed Solomon. “They’re trying to help their dads put together this amazing band to save the universe, essentially. You know, Ed and I always imagined Bill and Ted as [not] having any other friends. They just kind of hang out together. They’ve got this kind of weird mind-meld and Billie and Thea have the same thing. They actually really love what their dads are doing and so they decide, well, we’re going to help them, we’re going to help our dads put together an incredible band.”

Other franchise newbies joining the fun are Barry star Anthony Carrigan, Saturday Night Live cast member Beck Bennett, who portrays Ted’s younger brother, Deacon, and musician-actor Kid Cudi. “He plays Kid Cudi,” says director Dean Parisot. “He gets mysteriously thrown around through various times because all time and space is coming unglued.” Returning series veterans, meanwhile, also include William Sadler as the Grim Reaper. “Death was in the band in the second film,” adds Parisot. “Things didn’t go all that well. But I’ll leave it at that!”

See a new image of Bill and Ted with their daughters, below.

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