'Bohemian Rhapsody' Sequel Is Being 'Heavily Discussed'

Brenda Watkins
March 13, 2019

"I'm sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid", Dolezal says of Beach, adding that the sequel is now "being heavily discussed in the Queen family".

As well as managing Queen, Beach also acted as producer for Bohemian Rhapsody.

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.

Rudi Dolezal shot the videos for some of Queen's biggest hits, including Seven Seas of Rhye and One Vision, as well as becoming a close personal friend of Freddie Mercury.

Maybe the sequel would take a closer look at the more hard times in Mercury's life, especially if Dolezal is correct and it does start with the iconic Live Aid concert.

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There is, of course, the very serious issue that, before his death in '91, Freddie Mercury went to great lengths in order to keep his illness out of the public domain, so perhaps a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel would be in poor taste.

The film was a global smash hit previous year, earning $876m (£669m) at the worldwide box office, becoming the most successful music biopic of all time. Bohemian Rhapsody ended with this statement: "Freddie Mercury died of AIDS-related pneumonia on the 24th November 1991". Queen guitarist Brian May similarly teased such a project in an interview late a year ago, saying, "I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it".

As detailed on ABC's website, The Show Must Go On "chronicles Queen and Lambert's incredible journey since they first shared the stage together on American Idol in 2009". "Who knows, there might be a sequel".

The movie was a box office and awards season hit, earning more than $875 million worldwide and four Oscars, including a Best Actor gong for Rami Malek, who played Queen's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.

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