Bohemian Rhapsody fans have recently been sent into a frenzy. Following rumor claiming that a sequel to the successful Freddie Mercury biopic could be in its talking stages, viewers are proving to be hungry for more Queen content.
According to Page Six, a source close to the “Queen family” says that a follow-up is being heavily considered. The source in question is Rudi Dolezal, a Queen video director who has approximately 30 Queen-related IMDb credits.
Dolezal tells Page Six that the potential sequel would start where Bohemian Rhapsody left off. Dolezal cites Queen manager Jim Beach’s intentions to pick up the story post-Live Aid performance.
“I’m sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid,” Dolezal says of Beach, adding that the sequel is currently “being heavily discussed in the Queen family.”
Beach was one of the producers of the original film in addition to being Queen’s manager. That said, if Dolezal is correct, that would mean that a Bohemian Rhapsody producer has interest in moving forward with Mercury’s story.
While there are no concrete confirmations yet, we remain hopeful that a potential sequel could be in our future.
In the meantime, you can watch the trailer for the first Bohemian Rhapsody below.
According to Box Office Mojo, the film has grossed over $875 million at the box office, making it the most successful music biopic of all time.
Additionally, the Queen biopic won big at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Rami Malek won Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film also won Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Film Editing.
However, the film did not take home the Best Picture award. It was nearly beat out by Green Book. You can check out the full list of the Oscars winners here.
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