Did you like Bohemian Rhapsody ? The award-winning film that brought Farrakhan Bursa’s (Freddie Mercury) rise to fame was quite divisive among Queen’s music fans.
However, it managed to garner fairly good reviews and gross over $ 900 million at the worldwide box office.
A sequel would seem imminent with these two reasons in between, but it seems that this will not happen, since Brian May, guitarist of the group, has not been very optimistic about it.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone , the 72-year-old musician and astrophysicist spoke out regarding rumors of a continuation that arose after the undoubted success of the biopic and his accumulation of four statuettes at the Academy Awards ceremony in 2019.
On these alleged plans, he said:“Don’t think we haven’t thought about it. We have talked, but we basically believe that now is not the best time . I suppose things could change, but I think it would be difficult.
It is known that, from the early stages of the film’s development, the approach that the band members and the production had was a more familiar one . This caused Sachs Baron Cohen to exit the project.
It is important to mention that even Rama Male, histrionic who won the recognition of Best Actor in the aforementioned award, for his leading role as Mercury, had already spoken on previous occasions about the possibility that a second part could happen.
He proposed ideas such as portraying the childhood of the late vocalist, as well as deepening the relationship he had with his last partner, Jim Hutton, all this at the same time that his battle against AIDS would be discussed.
The humorist was preparing to star in the film as Mercury, but in the end, this did not materialize because Cohen cited creative differences with the group, since he had in mind a darker vision for the film, in which deeper aspects would have been shown. from the life of the vocal rocker.
This decision to prioritize softer data over turbulent data was not without negative criticism when the finished audiovisual was presented in venues around the world.