EWWe didn't realize how much we needed these most excellent photos of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as older (but still totally rad) Bill & Ted.

The two actors, who played the lovable stoner time travelers in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" and the 1991 sequel, reunited for an awesome photo shoot for EW's Reunion Issue. (Love those Napoleon and Joan of Arc T-shirts.)

They also talked about the long-in-the-works third film, "Bill & Ted Face the Music," which, is thisclose to finally finding a financier after 11 years of development hell. The film would find now 50-something Bill and Ted married with kids (no, not to each other!) and revisiting their past.

At the end of the first film, Rufus (George Carlin) told them they would write music that would turn the world into a utopia. And that never happened.

"You're told you're gonna save the world," original "Bill & Ted" writer Chris Matheson tells EW. "And now you're 50 and you haven't done it."

According to Reeves, Bill and Ted are given a mandate to step up and fulfill that promise: "Someone comes from the future and says: 'Not only do you have to save the world, you have to save everything...""

"I think it's kind of like 'A Christmas Carol' with Bill and Ted," teases co-creater Ed Solomon. "Looking at their lives, and really kind of rediscovering what they're about."

Solomon recently revealed the most heinous truth that many execs would rather fund a reboot than a sequel. To which we cry, "Bogus!"

There's already a director (Dean Parisot of "Galaxy Quest" fame) and a producer (Steven Soderbergh, no less) ready to go. And William Sadler is game to return as Death. Now they just need the money! C'mon, someone with cash please make this movie happen!

[Via EW]