Queen's Brian May teases the possibility of a 'Bohemian Rhapsody' sequel

music news 09/08/2021

The success of Bohemian Rhapsody looks to continue with the possibilty of a sequel. 

The 2018 film grossed over $900 million and helped Rami Malek win the Oscar for Best Actor with his performance as the iconic, Freddie Mercury. Now, Brian May has given an update on a potential sequel.

Speaking with The Sun, the legandary guitarist and consultant to the film, May revealed "Yeah, we have been looking at ideas."

"It's going to be hard to follow that one as none of us could have predicted how massive that was going to be.

But yes, we are thinking maybe it could happen but it would have to be a great script. It's going to take a while to figure that out."

While exciting, the thought of a sequel is interesting considering May previously spoke about the likely hood of their not being a sequel due to the struggles with deciding what parts of the bands history could, and couldn't, feature in the movie. 

"There's a million things in our career which you couldn't show in a movie since the movie had to be so simplified to make it watchable.

But we don't really think there's another movie there. That's the long and the short of it. I think we should look somewhere else. There are other ideas that we had, but I don't think a sequel will happen."

So for now, we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed and hope they're able to get it across the line.