Bohemian Rhapsody 2: Brian May confirms the sequel

Bohemian Rhapsody 2: Brian May confirms the sequel

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Queen guitarist Brian May, who was also one of the producers of the 2018 film, revealed that plans are already in place for the Bohemian Rhapsody sequel. The film, directed by Bryan Singer, won four Oscars in 2019, including Best Actor, won by Rami Malek for his portrayal of the charismatic Freddie Mercury; the film grossed over £ 650m at the box office.

Brian May's words on Bohemian Rhapsody sequel

Brian May, 74, admits it will be a tough job to make a film that can be as successful as Bohemian Rhapsody, but he has revealed that he will try. May talked about it during an Instagram Q&A with fans, confirming that there are already plans to make a sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody.

“It took us a lot of heart and soul to make it happen and no one could predict it would be bigger than Gone with the Wind. We are thinking that maybe it could happen, but it should be a great script. ”

Since reaching new levels of fame with his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek is in high demand in Hollywood, and in his horizon c 'is also a possible second musical biopic. Last year it was revealed that a film about the life of the Bee Gees is in the works and the American actor is high on the wish list to play the late Robin Gibb, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 62 later. of a battle against cancer. Robin's son RJ is developing the project with Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King.

RJ said last year:

"When I saw him play Freddie, he reminded me of my father during the Massachusetts period of the Bee Gees. Nothing is written in stone, but I think it would be great. Bradley Cooper is a candidate to play Uncle Barry. He's been contacted and we'll see. ”

Rami Malek will also be featured in the long-awaited Bond film No Time To Die, in which he plays villain Lyutsifer Safin. The film will be released next month, long after its initially scheduled release, November 2019.

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Bohemian Rhapsody 2 'confirmed': Queen's Brian May gives first details on 'sequel ideas'

Brian May reflects on 'horrendous' time in his life

Bohemian Rhapsody told the story of Queen, how they got together, how Freddie Mercury joined the band and the legacy he left behind him after his death. Ever since the almost $1 billion film was released fans have been yearning for news about some sort of sequel. While discussing his new album, Brian May gave the first details about what is happening behind the scenes.

Brian confirmed to fans on an Instagram Live that he, and the rest of Queen, are 'looking at ideas' for a Bohemian Rhapsody 2.

He revealed: 'We are looking at it. Yeah, we have been looking at ideas.'

However exciting this is, the 74-year-old did add that he and the band do feel a lot of pressure about a sequel.

Brian continued: 'We put a lot of heart and soul into making it, and no one could have predicted [its success] as it was bigger than Gone With The Wind.'

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Bohemian Rhapsody 2: Brian May spoke out about a sequel (Image: GETTY • FOX)

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Bohemian Rhapsody 2 may continued the band's story (Image: FOX)

The original 2018 film was a smash hit and won four Academy Awards, as well as two BAFTAs.

One of the Oscars was awarded to Rami Malek, who played Freddie.

Brian went on: 'But, yes, we are thinking maybe it could happen, but it would have to be a great script.'

He added: 'It's going to take a while to figure that out.'

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Mentions of another film in the Bohemian Rhapsody mythos came shortly after the film was released.

The film finished at Queen's legendary 1985 Live Aid performance.

After the film was released Brian said: 'I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it. Who knows, there might be a sequel.'

Freddie's close friend Rudi Dolezal spoke about Queen's manager Jim Beach in a 2018 interview.

Rudi said: 'I’m sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid.' He added that a sequel was being heavily discussed in the Queen family.'

After Freddie died the band have continued to perform his songs with a new leading man, Adam Lambert.

This is something Brian never thought would happen, though.

He recently said he felt like 'life was over' after Freddie died. (Via The Guardian)

Brian went on: 'I was very close to driving off the bridge several times. Very close. It was Hammersmith Bridge. You can’t drive over it now.'

'I was completely convinced it was over.

'I remember driving past all these arenas that we used to play and thinking: ‘That’s gone. I’ll never do that again.''