Queen rocker Brian May is in talks to make a sequel to the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
In the 2018 film, Rami Malek played the band’s flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as Bryan, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon. He told the story from his upbringing to the birth of Queen and the rise of Ryusei. Leading up to success, strained relationships within the band culminated in a legendary performance at his 1985 benefit show ‘Live Aid’ at Wembley Stadium.
The film was a critical box office success, and Rami’s incredible performance as Freddy earned the film many awards and an Oscar nomination.
Bryan, 75, has leaked that there have been talks about making a second film that will continue Queen’s story, and the ‘We Are The Champions’ rockers want to work with the cast again.
In an interview with the Daily Star, he said: I was proud of it and the people who played us were amazing.
“It’s very tempting to do a sequel. It’s worth it just to work with those boys again.
“I think ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ culminated in ‘Live Aid’ and Freddie implicitly started dealing with AIDS, but between the end of the movie and the end of Queen’s glory days, So many things have happened.”
Brian is very proud of the film because it was his and drummer Roger’s way of paying tribute to Freddie, who died of an AIDS-related illness in November 1991 at the age of 45.
He continues: It really means a lot and we felt we did it in the right way and in the right spirit.
“Of course we were a group so we were in the movie, but it was really all about Freddie. I think we did him well.”