In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at the first cinematically-released Marvel movie, and the long gestation of the Freddie Mercury biopic.

The financial fallout from 1986’s Howard The Duck would be damaging to George Lucas, but in some way lead to the creation of Toy Story.

Meanwhile, it took eight years from the moment a Queen biopic was announced to Bohemian Rhapsody actually appearing in cinemas. And heck, was it a journey to get there.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode…

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