‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel Rumors Continue to Heat Up
A former video director for Queen and close friend of Freddie Mercury has good news for fans who'd like to see a sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rudi Dolezal tells Page Six that a second film is "being heavily discussed in the Queen family." Dolezal also says he's sure Queen manager Jim Beach "plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid."
[UPDATE: Bohemian Rhapsody co-producer Graham King has confirmed that no sequel is currently the works, according to Slash Film, who spoke with King's publicist.]
Bohemian Rhapsody, which was co-produced by Beach, has grossed more than $870 million worldwide while telling the story of Queen through that career-reviving appearance. The biopic earned four Oscars last month – including best actor for Rami Malek, who portrayed Mercury.
Along the way, Queen's Brian May famously quipped: "Who knows? There might be a sequel." But the guitarist has also said he felt Live Aid was the perfect place to leave their story.
Dolezal began working with Queen just after that globally broadcast benefit concert, directing some 30 videos for the group and its members between 1986's "One Vision" and "These Are the Days of Our Lives," the final clip shot before Mercury died of AIDS complications.
Two other Queen-related films have already been confirmed, including Freddie Mercury: In His Own Words, an interview project overseen by Dolezal; and The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, which will air in April on ABC. Dolezal is also working on a book titled My Friend, Freddie.
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