There are industry whispers that a sequel to the Oscar Award-winning Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, might be in the early planning stages. PageSix.com reported, “Rudi Dolezal — who directed videos for the band, and became close with (Freddie) Mercury during his life — told Page Six in an interview about Queen’s legendary manager Jim Beach, ‘I’m sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid.’ Dolezal added that the follow-up film is now ‘being heavily discussed in the Queen family.'”
To date, Bohemian Rhapsody has earned $870 million worldwide, and is easily the most successful music biopic in history.
Roger Taylor and Brian May spoke about bringing a realistic portrayal of Freddie Mercury to the big screen: “(Roger Taylor): I think a lot of people, they think about Freddie — the media tend to think, ‘Oh, flamboyant,’ whatever, y’know? And they remember him for other things and they tend to forget that he was a brilliant musician. I think the film does pay good attention to the fact that Freddie was a real great, great, musician. (Brian May): We all feel we want to portray Freddie’s humanity, we want to portray him as a human being — like Roger says, as a musician. And it had to be truthful, and it had to be not too indulgent, and it had to be watchable, and I think Freddie would say, ‘Number One, it had to be entertaining.’ And I think you have to laugh, you have to cry, and I believe people will do in this movie.”
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