Everyone in the Queen family is seriously considering the possibility of a sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody.
That’s the latest from Page Six, who spoke to music director Rudi Dolezal about Queen, Freddie Mercury and everything in between. One of their topics of discussion was the blistering, $800 million success of Bohemian Rhapsody, the music-powered biopic that exceeded expectations in just about every respect – box office, reviews… even the Oscars!
Of course, with great cinematic success comes the inevitable proposition of a follow-up – a second album, if you will – and Dolezal is of the belief that the entire Queen family are mulling over a potential Bohemian Rhapsody sequel that would explore Freddie’s life post-1985.
“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.”
There is, of course, the very serious issue that, before his death in ’91, Freddie Mercury went to great lengths in order to keep his illness out of the public domain, so perhaps a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel would be in poor taste.
The Powers That Be at 20th Century Fox will know that there’s still more story to be told, and may well engineer a movie sequel that chronicles Freddie’s twilight years between 1985 and 1991 while still respecting his memory. Tricky, but not impossible. Then again, one can’t help but feel that audiences will question whether Bohemian Rhapsody 2.0 is even necessary.
But what say you? Enticing proposition? Or unashamed cash-grab? You can, as always, share your thoughts in the usual place.