Freddie Mercury's legendary biopic which took the box office by storm and rocked the Academy Awards is in talks for a sequel.
Released last year, the Freddie Mercury biopic emerged as one of the greatest and most loved movies ever made. Directed by Bryan Singer and written by Anthony McCarten, the movie starred Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers and revolved around the life of the ultimate rock star Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the iconic band Queen, who passed away in 1991 due to HIV AIDS. The movie shows the side of Mercury not many know about - from his personal life to forming one of the best rock bands ever.
Brian May and Roger Taylor both served as consultants and the movie took the box office by storm. With a budget of $50 million, the movie earned over $875.8 million and became the most successful biopic movie ever made. Bohemian Rhapsody was deeply loved by fans and critics and bagged literally every prestigious award there is including FOUR Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA.
Now, according to DailyMail, the movie is getting a sequel and quite honestly, is anyone even surprised? Lately, Hollywood is following a pattern where the moment it makes a successful movie, it immediately starts fishing for a sequel or worse, sequels and well, a sequel for Bohemian Rhapsody is up next. Filmmaker Rudi Dolezal has revealed that a sequel is currently in talks and fans are beyond thrilled!
In an interview with Page Six, Rudi, who has directed Queen's music videos and was really close to Mercury, revealed, “I’m sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid," and added that a sequel to the movie is “being heavily discussed in the Queen family.” Bohemian Rhapsody ends with the bands' iconic Live Aid performance and the sequel will reportedly pick up from there and take Mercury's story further.
Queen's guitar legend Brian May also previously hinted about a sequel. “I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it. Who knows, there might be a sequel," he said in December. And well, even though nothing has been said officially, we are rooting for Rami Malek to return to play the role and well, the part got him an Oscar for the best actor of the year, why WON'T he return? The 37-year-old actor, who previously bagged Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards for Best Actor, beat Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Christian Bale (Vice), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate), and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) and took the most prestigious award of Hollywood home.
Malek delivered a powerful speech while accepting his award which makes it no brainer why he is loved by everyone across the globe. “We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself,” Malek said during his speech. “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.”
Rami also thanked his mother and remembered his father, "Oh my God," he said breathlessly. "My mom is in here somewhere — I love you lady! My family, thank you for all of this. My dad didn't get to see me do any of this, but I think he's looking down on me right now so this is a monumental moment. I'm so appreciative to all of you to everyone who has had a hand in getting me here." He also admitted that he wasn't the most obvious choice for the role but "it all worked out."
"I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, I am a first generation American." #RamiMalek delivers a powerful and touching acceptance speech after winning an #Oscar for “Best Actor.” #Oscars19 #PowerStarLive 🌟— PowerStarLive (@PowerStarLive) February 25, 2019
"Thank you, Queen. Thank you guys for letting me the tiniest part of your phenomenal extraordinary legacy. I am forever in your debt. My crew and my cast — I love you. You are my equals, you are my betters. I could have never been here without you. I think about what it would have been like to tell little Bubba Rami that one day this may happen to him, and I think his curly-haired mind would be blown," he thanked the legendary Rock band. Will you be watching Bohemian Rhapsody 2?