Brian May has been chatting about the talked-about sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody, and hints that the door isn’t completely closed on the idea.
After earning the best part of a billion dollars at the box office, winning a couple of Academy Awards and then proving to be a huge seller on disc, it was revealed a year or so back that there was serious talk of a sequel to the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
The film, of course, told the story of Freddie Mercury and part of the tale of the band Queen in doing so. And it had the official involvement of the members of the band, including guitarist Brian May.
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Now, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, May has been chatting a little more about those sequel plans, and admitted that the project has hit the buffers.
“Don’t think we didn’t think about it”, he admitted. “We’ve talked. Basically we think not, at the moment. Things could change, I suppose, but I think it would be difficult”.
As for the potential focus of a follow-up on the last years of Mercury’s life, covering his illness, his final albums with Queen and his step back from public life, May casts further doubt.
“I don’t think that would be an uplifting thing to do”, he said, adding that there may well be something there, “but we don’t feel that’s the story we want to tell at the moment”.
For the minute, then, it’s all as you were. You can read the full piece with May, here.
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