We don’t have to remind you how phenomenally successful the recent Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been since its release back in November. The film received mostly positive critical reception but has been a mammoth box-office success, earning actor Rami Malek an Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his portrayal of Mercury.
Might, then, the Queen camp be eager to capitalize on its success and get a sequel in production? According to the latest buzz … perhaps? As Page Six reported on Monday, Rudi Dolezal, a music video director who worked with the band on more than a few occasions and has a producing credit on the new film, said this during a conversation about the band’s longtime manager Jim Beach:
“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.”
And back in December, guitarist Brian May let this out in a chat about the film, which wraps up with an extended segment depicting Queen’s epic LIve Aid performance:
“I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it. Who knows, there might be a sequel.”
So, this rumor mill is definitely churning in an interesting direction … stay tuned!