When it comes to biopic films, it’s usually a very one and done deal. You get what you came for. The intro is there, the middle is there, and the end is all there about a person or band’s lifespan. This has been done time and time again in the film industry with pretty great success, so why change it? Well, according to Brian May of Queen – there may be a whole new change looking forward.
In a recent interview with Daily Star, Queen guitarist Brian May once again stated that the door is open to the possibility of a sequel to the band’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
May said: “We’ve been talking about it. I felt proud of it and the people who played us were just phenomenal. It’s so tempting to do the sequel. It would be worth it just to work with those boys again.”
May wants to focus on what came after the eventual death of his friend and bandmate, Freddy Mercury.
He continued: “‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ climaxed in Live Aid and I suppose implicitly Freddie [Mercury, late Queen singer] starting to deal with his AIDS, but an awful lot happened between the end of the film to the end of the glory days of Queen. I loved the fact we were able to do it for Freddie. That really means a lot and I felt we did it in the right way, and in the right spirit. Of course we were represented in the movie because we were a group, but it was really all about Freddie, and I think we did him good.”
As reported by Ultimate Guitar – The biopic has become the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, bringing in more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, so it does make sense to cash in just a bit more.
May would say further: “We are looking at it. Yeah, we have been looking at ideas. It’s going to be hard to follow that one as none of us could have predicted how massive that was going to be. 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’. But yes, we are thinking maybe it could happen, but it would have to be a great script. It’s going to take a while to figure that out.”