Perennial arch-nemesis of the badger baiter’s and newfangled nemesis of the anti-vaxxer’s, Dr Brian May, has spoken again. This time though, he has weighed in on the thought of a sequel to 2018’s smash hit, Bohemian Rhapsody. He has revealed that a sequel is unlikely to be written unless a very strong idea emerges.
Starring Rami Malek, the Queen biopic documented the late frontman Freddie Mercury’s journey from childhood through to joining the band and then his subsequent solo career. Although not a critical success, the film was a box-office hit, earning over £654 million in total.
Earlier this week, the feelings of hope for a sequel grew as May told supporters on Instagram Live that the film’s crew were “looking” at a potential sequel. He said: “We have been looking at ideas. It’s going to be hard to follow that one as none of us could have predicted how massive that was going to be”.
However, in a quick U-turn, May has suggested to the NME that a sequel might not be possible. In this weeks edition of the quiz, Does Rock N Roll Kill Braincells?, May said: “We have talked about it and at the moment, we don’t see the path towards doing that and unless it jumps out and knocks us over then we won’t do it”.
May’s statement matches his statement from last year when he revealed that the filmmakers “don’t really think there’s another movie there”.
Either way, the film has done right by the surviving Queen members. Last month, it was alleged that Queen’s bandmembers are currently making over £100,000 a day from the smash-hit.
Watch the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, below.