Brian May Still Wants To Make A Sequel To Bohemian Rhapsody
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Brian May wants to make a sequel to Queen‘s blockbuster film Bohemian Rhapsody.
The successful biopic was released in 2018 and made £720 million from a £40 million budget, making it the biggest-selling film of 2019 when it had its home release on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital formats.
Talking about making a follow-up to Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen guitarist recently tells Eddie Trunk on US radio station Sirius XM, that a sequel is possible to happen if they find the right script. May said:
“There’s truth to the fact that we talk about it.
“We’d love it — we’d love to make a sequel. It’s finding the right script. It actually took us 12 years to find the right script for the first one, so I guess it’s no surprise that it’s not easy.”
“There is a story there — an awful lot happened (in Queen’s career) after the end of the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ movie script, if you like, story — but whether it would make a film, I don’t know.
“We don’t wanna put it out there or make it unless we’re sure that it’s gonna work and it’s gonna move people in the same way as the original film did. The short answer is we’d love to, and we haven’t found a way of doing it yet.”
While talking about the potential cast. May added:
“It’d be nice to get the same four guys back to play us because they’re so stupendous, all of them. They’re just great.
“I mean, Rami’s (Malek, who played Freddie Mercury) amazing. Gwilym (Lee), who played me — incredible. I mean, he fooled my kids. My kids thought I voiced the part, but he did it all.”
In 2022, May mentioned the possibility of a Bohemian Rhapsody 2 as “exciting,” he told Express:
“The thought of going through that all again is very attractive; working with that wonderful team again. The four guys who played us and the team who produced it and directed it and everything. It was all amazing.”
Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the late Freddie Mercury and Queen’s journey until their legendary Live Aid performance in 1986. Mercury passed away at age 45 in November 1991 and bassist John Deacon departed from the music industry in 1997, leaving Roger Taylor and May as the only remaining members of the band.