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Keanu Reeves has a profound take on the afterlife

Tell us Keanu, what happens when we die?

There are three certainties in this life; death, taxes, and Keanu Reeves starring in action films with lots of explosions. So who better to ask about the secrets of the afterlife than the Matrix spoon-bender himself. Keanu, what do you think happens when we die?

Thankfully US talk show host Stephen Colbert beat us to it and asked him this exact question on his late night show. The pair were discussing the eagerly awaited return of stoner-bro duo Bill and Ted who are tasked with writing a song in 80 minutes to save the world in their upcoming film Bill and Ted Face the Music.

The entire fabric of space-time risks being torn apart unless the Wild Stallions rise to the task. “That’s a problem because we haven’t written a song in over 25 years,” Keanu tells Colbert on his show. “You’re facing your own mortality and the mortality of existence” says Colbert. Keanu nods in horror.

“So what do you think happens when we die Keanu Reeves?” Colbert asks. Keanu makes a deep, knowing sigh before replying in earnest (and to the delight of the audience): “I know that the ones who love us will miss us.” Damn.

Bill and Ted Face the Music – due to be released in 2020 – sees William S Preston Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) reunited for the first time since their 1991 outing Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Read our piece about Keanucon, an entire music festival dedicated to the film exploits of Keanu Reeves here, and you can watch the Stephen Colbert interview in full below.