During an appearance on this past Tuesday’s (June 27) episode of SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Queen guitarist Brian May once again stated that he is open to the possibility of a sequel to the band’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
This past March, May told Daily Star that he “felt proud” of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic he added that “the people who played us were just phenomenal.
According to May, part of the challenge in making another movie is that it would likely focus on Mercury’s battle with AIDS, with which he was diagnosed in 1987. Mercury battled the disease in private, telling only a select few close friends in the years which followed. He died in November 1991.
Released in November 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has become the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, bringing in more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It was also No. 1 biggest-selling film of 2019 on home release.
“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 after the end of the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ movie script, if you like, story — but whether it would make a film, I don’t know. And 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.”
“It’d be nice to get the same four guys back to play us ’cause 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.”