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Bohemian Rhapsody Sequel Is Being 'Heavily Discussed' By Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody Sequel Is Being 'Heavily Discussed' By Queen

There's no denying that Bohemian Rhapsody was an incredible film. It managed to pick up four Oscars and a slew of other awards, catapulting Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, into the Hollywood stratosphere.

But it seems as though Queen, the iconic band that the movie is based on, aren't done with seeing themselves on the big screen.

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Rudi Dolezal, who directed videos for band, has told Page Six a sequel is being 'heavily discussed in the Queen family'. That could be potentially massive for fans that were left wanting more Queen and more Mercury.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Bohemian Rhapsody followed the rise of Queen and ended with their incredible and legendary Live Aid performance in 1985.

Dolezal hints that a sequel could potentially start with the same concert and then show how Freddie Mercury slowly died in 1991 - which would certainly be a different type of film.

Judging from reactions on social media, it seems as though many people were happy with the original and don't need a follow up; even though Rami Malek would still do a phenomenal job at playing Freddie.

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Malek told the crowd at the Oscars after accepting the award for Best Actor how much the film meant to him.

"I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him," he said, "and I think his curly-haired mind would have been blown. That kid was struggling with his identity."

He thanked Queen for letting him be 'the tiniest part of your phenomenal legacy, I am forever in your debt', and sent a message to filmmakers about what this movie means.

"We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself," Malek said.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

"The fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this."

"I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American. And part of my story is being written right now. And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It's something I will treasure for the rest of my life."

The sequel rumours could prove to be just that: rumours.

It took two decades for Bohemian Rhapsody to come to the big screen so it could be another 20 years before we see a sequel.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Rami Malek, Entertainment, TV and Film, Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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