A new Bohemian Rhapsody film could pick the story up straight after Live Aid, it’s being reported.
It’s got Oscars, it’s got nearly a billion pounds in box office revenue, and – for all its pros and cons – Bohemian Rhapsody – has been declared one of the biggest film successes of 2018.
The movie was designed, of course, to be a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury, and I don’t think I’m in spoiler territory by saying that as the film tells his life story, it also covers his death.
No matter, though. For according to a new interview with Queen music video director Rudi Dolezal, there’s a chance we may be getting a film sequel anyway.
Apparently, Bohemian Rhapsody 2 is “being heavily discussed in the Queen family”, he said. Notwithstanding the fact that Mercury’s life story was compressed into the original movie, one potential idea is to pick the story up post-Live Aid and take things from there.
There’s been no official word on the project, we should note, although a lot is being read into a brief aside by Queen’s Brian May at the end of last year, where he said “who knows, there might be a sequel”.
Who knows indeed. The original interview is here.