'Bohemian Rhapsody' sequel being discussed

Carla Harmon
March 13, 2019

One of their topics of discussion was the blistering, $800 million success of Bohemian Rhapsody, the music-powered biopic that exceeded expectations in just about every respect - box office, reviews... even the Oscars!

Following rumor claiming that a sequel to the successful Freddie Mercury biopic could be in its talking stages, viewers are proving to be hungry for more Queen content.

Bohemian Rhapsody 1.0 was produced by Beach and won four Oscars last month, and was nominated in the Best Picture category.

Mercury and Queen's story has always been fascinating and the filmmakers did an exceptional job bringing it to the screen a year ago in Bohemian Rhapsody.

But according to Rudi Dolezal, a filmmaker who directed videos for Queen (including "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy" and 'I'm Going Slightly Mad'), there are still many more yarns to be told and for that reason, a follow-up film is "being heavily discussed in the Queen family".

A representative for Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King has denied a sequel is in development to U.S. blog Slash Film.

Dolezal shared of Queen's manager Jim Beach: "I'm sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid".

Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury during his the Live Aid concert in Bohemian Rhapsody scene. Lead guitarist Brian May also teased a sequel during an interview in November.

The Powers That Be at 20th Century Fox will know that there's still more story to be told, and may well engineer a movie sequel that chronicles Freddie's twilight years between 1985 and 1991 while still respecting his memory. You would think that the tragic passing of one of rock's greatest vocalists would make a sequel impossible?

Queen shied away from Sacha-Baron Cohen's original vision for Bohemian Rhapsody, believing it was too "outrageous" for mainstream audiences.

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