Oh man if this turns out to be true there might be hope for western movies! I love westerns, and as a kid I remember watching a hole bunch of them with my pop. We even saw “Young Guns and Young Guns II” in theaters, and while I was a wee young lad still and didn’t know a thing about Billy the Kid or the storyline what “writer” John Fusco, “Directors” Christopher Cain, Geoff Murphy Emilio Estevez and the rest of the cast involved did with the films just blew me away. The sequel had what to me is one the best soundtrack songs ever for a movie. This song was one which I must have heard thousands of times as a kid. “Blaze of Glory” by “Bon Jovi.”
Oh man you can count me in 100% I do wonder if they could bring in Bon Jovi for a whole new song also to go with it. Enjoy this classic below.
The life of William H. Bonney has been done before cinematically but I don’t think anyone captured the character like Emilio did in his 2 outings as the notorious gun slinger. Now for some time they have teased that a third movie is finally in the works with Emilio Estevez returning as Billy the Kid. Taking to Twitter, Fusco revealed poster artwork for a movie called Young Guns III: Alias: Billy the Kid. In the caption, the screenwriter announces that he’s working with Estevez on bringing Young Guns III to life to turn the cult classic movie series into a trilogy.
Emilio Estevez and I are excited to be collaborating on this continuation of the Billy the Kid saga – and you’re going to love where it goes @LouDPhillips @RealKiefer @ChristianSlater @EW @headgeek666 @vincentdonofrio @prattprattpratt @regulator pic.twitter.com/IOrTmULDOf— John Fusco (@JohnFusco12) January 15, 2021
“Emilio Estevez and I are excited to be collaborating on this continuation of the Billy the Kid saga – and you’re going to love where it goes,” Fusco writes. John Fusco also tags original stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Kiefer Sutherland, and Christian Slater, suggesting they all could be returning along with Estevez. Phillips later tweeted an article about the news, seemingly confirming his involvement. Interestingly, Fusco also tags Vincent D’Onofrio, Chris Pratt, and rapper Warren G.
Fusco also tweeted an image of himself alongside Estevez filming Young Guns II to further tease the upcoming sequel. In the caption, he writes, “Me and Emilio on the Mexico border in 1989, discussing a scene during the filming of #YoungGuns 2. At the end of the shoot, he gave me his 1881 Colt Lightning. Guess I will need to give it back to him. No surrender for #BillytheKid.”
Me and Emilio on the Mexico border in 1989, discussing a scene during the filming of #YoungGuns 2. At the end of the shoot, he gave me his 1881 Colt Lightning. Guess I will need to give it back to him. No surrender for #BillytheKid pic.twitter.com/bQJatcEsVT— John Fusco (@JohnFusco12) January 17, 2021
“There is many a slip twixt the cup and the lip – William H. Bonney,” reads a follow-up tweet from Fusco with another image of Emilio. Written by Fusco and directed by Christopher Cain, Young Guns was released in theaters in 1988. A biographical Western starring Emilio Estevez as Billy the Kid, the movie also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, and Casey Siemaszko.