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Queen Is Discussing Creating A 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Sequel

Clark Sparky 11 Mar 2019

We're not sure anyone is clamoring for a second Bohemian Rhapsody, but we might be getting one anyway.

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Rudi Dolezal, who directed over 30 Queen music videos and was very close friends with Freddie Mercury, is strongly hinting at the possibility of a sequel to the 2018 hit film.

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'Being Discussed'

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In speaking with Page Six, Dolezal said that Queen's longtime manager Jim Beach is making plans:

“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.”

Beach was also the producer of Bohemian Rhapsody, so he certainly has reliable information.

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It's easy to see why Queen and Co. would be tempted to create a follow-up film. The first movie brought in over $875 million worldwide and won a host of awards, including a Best Actor Oscar for star Rami Malek.

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Brian May Dropped Hints, Too

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Lead guitarist Brian May has also dropped hints about a possible sequel. In an interview in December, he said, "I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it. Who knows, there might be a sequel.”

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Do People Want This?

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The first movie ends with the band's legendary Live Aid performance, which took place in 1985. Considering Mercury didn't die until 1991, there is certainly plenty of more material for a second film. What's unclear is if there is an appetite from moviegoers for one.

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