Last year the Freddie Mercury biopic stormed the box office, taking over $900 million worldwide. Bohemian Rhapsody won more Oscars than any movie at the 2019 Oscars, despite mixed reviews from the critics. But if anything the movie’s biggest success is creating a new generation of Queen fans around the world.
Bohemian Rhapsody ended in 1985 with Queen’s iconic Live Aid performance and Freddie revealing to the band that he was dying from AIDS.
The singer went on to record three more Queen albums before he died in 1991.
So there certainly is room for a sequel focused on Freddie’s final years.
Now Queen guitarist Brian May, who served as a consultant on Bohemian Rhapsody with drummer Roger Taylor, has given an update on the possibility of a sequel.
If anything the Queen guitarist feels they should look elsewhere.
He said: “There are other ideas that we had, but I don’t think a sequel will happen. But we have looked at it pretty seriously.”
The Queen legend sounds pretty adamant Bohemian Rhapsody 2 won’t happen.
But he did mention that it wasn’t impossible and that things could indeed change.
Certainly, with the pandemic going on around the world, making a particularly sad film now may not be the right time as May says.
In a few years time, maybe something will come together with Rami Malek reprising Freddie.
Of course, there’s also the possibility of a prequel looking at the singer’s childhood.
After all, it was barely touched on in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Published at Sat, 09 May 2020 08:03:00 +0000