After grossing $870 million worldwide, the cast of Bohemian Rhapsody could be returning for an encore.
Rudi Dolezal - the director of dozens of Queen's most iconic music videos- has confirmed that the band and their management are in the midst of discussing a sequel to the blockbuster hit Bohemian Rhapsody. The first movie grossed nearly $900 million worldwide, becoming the top grossing music biopic of all time, and it won for Oscars last month, including Best Actress for Rami Malek.
Mercury and Queen's story has always been fascinating and the filmmakers did an exceptional job bringing it to the screen previous year in Bohemian Rhapsody. You would think that the tragic passing of one of rock's greatest vocalists would make a sequel impossible?
Rudi Dolezal, a filmmaker who directed a number of videos for Queen, told Page Six this week that a follow-up film to the Oscar-nominated film is now being discussed by members of the Queen family. In an interview with Page Six, Dolezal has confirmed that a follow-up film is "being heavily discussed in the Queen family". Queen guitarist Brian May similarly teased such a project in an interview late past year, saying, "I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it".
Maybe the sequel would take a closer look at the more hard times in Mercury's life, especially if Dolezal is correct and it does start with the iconic Live Aid concert. He ended up doing around 30 videos for the band and its members, ending with Mercury's final video shoot for "These Are the Days of Our Lives" in 1991, the same year the singer died.
"Bohemian Rhapsody", which tells the story of the rise of the band Queen, ends with the band's Live Aid concert performance. "Who knows, there might be a sequel".
Queen shied away from Sacha-Baron Cohen's original vision for Bohemian Rhapsody, believing it was too "outrageous" for mainstream audiences.