A ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel Is Being “Heavily Discussed”

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film, Music
Published 12.03.19

It seems totally crazy that some films have sequels.

Who remembers American Psycho 2, with Mila Kunis as the titular American who had a tenuous link to Patrick Bateman? Everyone hated it and the author of the original book had such a distaste for it that he publicly denounced the film and said how it’s categorically non-canon.

Basically, a lot of films get made that absolutely don’t need to in order to cash in on the popularity of a prior release and that’s one of the many things that Hollywood is great at.

With that, a sequel to the multi-Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody is being heavily discussed within the “Queen family” and I’m not sure whether or not that’s a good thing.

Most people, even those who don’t like Queen, loved Bohemian Rhapsody as it showed a frank and brutally honest peep behind the curtain of the lives of the band-members, starting from their rise and finishing with the legendary Live Aid performance in 1985.

Rudi Dolezal, who directed videos for the band, told Page Six that discussions are getting serious about a sequel, and he hinted that it would carry on from the 1985 performance all the way up until Mercury’s agonising death in 1991.

Immediately it doesn’t sound like a very nice film, and when you consider the controversy surrounding Bryan Singer and how the sequel would almost definitely need a new person behind the cameras, it could be a bit of an uphill battle for, I don’t know… A Kind of Magic?

I’m really not a Queen fan so that’s the only song of theirs that I know it has to have come out after 1985.

When Rami Malek won the Oscar for best male lead, he said:

I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him, and I think his curly-haired mind would have been blown. That kid was struggling with his identity.

We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself.”

The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.

I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American. And part of my story is being written right now.

And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

This could go either way.

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