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Published On: Tue, Sep 30th, 2014

New sequel updates: ‘Vacation’ reboot, ‘Bill and Ted 3’ and William Shatner on ‘Star Trek 3’ cameo

National-Lampoons-Vacation-cast photoThere is always some sequel news from Hollywood, so this update is on the Vacation reboot, a new Bill and Ted film and the rumored William Shatner cameo in Star Trek 3. Ed Helms stars as Rusty Griswold and Alex Winter gives fans an update on the new film: Bill and Ted 3.

Helms, of Hangover fame, stars in the franchise made famous by Chevy Chase. Here Rusty starts a new family tradition with his wife, played by “Christina Applegate (the Anchorman films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut,” states the press release.

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” films), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins (“A Haunted House 2”), who play Rusty’s sons, James and Kevin. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold from the classic “Vacation” comedies.

While it’s been talked about for years, Alex Winter talked about a third Bill and Ted film with Yahoo. Here’s what he offered for details:

[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up. It’s really sweet and really f—-ing funny. But it’s a Bill & Ted movie, that’s what it is. It’s for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly in the [series]. It’s not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you’re middle-aged, haven’t really grown up and you’re supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven’t?

There’s many versions of ourselves in this movie. [It’s] answering the question: ‘What happened to these guys?’ They’re supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.

The thing we had going against us is that word got out. That was kind of a bummer. It just takes a long time to put a movie together. Now we’re having to build this thing in public, which is fine. I just feel bad [the fans] have to get dragged through this long, boring, protracted process.

So, no dates for Bill & Ted 3, but it does sound closer than some of the old rumors.

William Shatner did confirm former director J.J. Abrams did not him about a possible cameo in the third Star Trek film.

“[Abrams said] I’m calling because the director of Star Trek, the next movie, has had an idea where you might be involved, so I’m calling to find out whether you would be interested.”

Shatner told the folks in attendance at Wizard World that he replied with, “It depends on what you do with the character, but I would be delighted.”  While Abrams told Shatner not to say anything to anybody about the prospect of him appearing in the film, the actor went on to justify his revelation to the crowd:

“It’s all over the Internet that the director had held an interview and said they want Shatner and Nimoy to be in the next movie. I’ll bet you J.J.’s frothing at the mouth at this point. So the news is out that they have an idea that they want Leonard and myself…they might want Leonard and myself in it. But I would love to do it. But how do you get me fifty years later into the movie? I mean how do you rationalize it. I know it’s science fiction, but even I couldn’t come up with an idea. So that’s the news on that.”

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