The new film, Bill & Ted Face the Music, sees the return of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as the titular characters, alongside new cast members, Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine, who play Bill and Ted's daughters — a choice that has apparently offended one Twitter user who thinks their inclusion fulfills "an agenda."
"We all know Bill and Ted Face the Music will be a woke piece of trash," the user wrote, to which Solomon responded, asking what about the new film panders to the "woke" agenda. The user responded, "The two girls you cast."
Trying his best to defend the casting choice, Solomon stated that the two women were cast "WAY before it was socially a thing." Whatever that means.
See the interaction below.
The worst part of having to fulfill the agenda was changing the original title "Bill and Ted Club Baby Seals"— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) May 15, 2020
(Maybe it's good in the long run, though, cuz it did totally give the whole plot away) pic.twitter.com/OqoFc9QjgU
that's what Soros is making us call it— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) May 15, 2020
As previously reported, Dean Parisot is returning to direct. The film is scheduled — pandemic pending — to hit theatres on August 21.