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Rumours of a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel begin to spread

By | Published on Wednesday 13 March 2019

Freddie Mercury

Despite a mixed critical response, Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved a hit at the box office and at the Oscars. So it makes sense that a sequel is now being discussed. I mean, might as well, right?

Speaking to the New York Post, the director of various Queen music videos Rudi Dolezal says that a follow-up film is “being heavily discussed in the Queen family”. Although, before you get too excited, a spokesperson for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ co-producer Graham King told Slash Film that there are currently no plans for a sequel.

Of course, King might not be especially keen to ride that merry-go-round again, despite the project’s ultimate success at the box office. The movie was in development for years, churned through lead actors, and it’s still hotly debated who even directed it. Plus, you know, the film won a best editing Oscar when it is demonstrably not well edited. What are the chances of being that lucky twice?

Back in October last year, Brian May told Classic Rock that he thought “Live Aid is a good place to leave it”, referencing the classic Queen performance where the film ends. Although he then joked that “there might be a sequel”. And that was before the whole thing became quite the money-spinner it turned out to be. It wouldn’t really make sense to make a sequel, but who needs sense?