Freddie Mercury's biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' to get a sequel?

Actor Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury in a still from 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. (YouTube grab) Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 13, 2019, 06.46 PM (IST)

The film, which was the toast of Hollywood this award season, might just be getting a sequel.  If reports are to believed, Freddie Mercury's biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' could land a second movie. Queen's music video director Rudi Dolezal has hinted that talks are on for a sequel. 

The director says the band and its management are lining up behind a sequel to the smash hit which earned multiple Oscars this year. 

Dolezal, who directed videos for the band, and became close with late Freddie Mercury during his life, gave a hint on a possible sequel during an interview about Queen`s manager Jim Beach. Read the review of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' here. 

"I'm sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid." Dolezal added that the follow-up film is now "being heavily discussed in the Queen family".

'Bohemian Rhapsody', which was released in India by Fox Star Studios, is a biopic on Mercury and the band Queen, and explores the rise of the band with a focus on the Indian-origin lead singer`s personal life, his sexuality and the way he dealt with his fame.

Beach also served as one of producers of the movie which has made more than $870 million worldwide. The rock biopic won four Oscars last month including Best Actor for actor Rami Malek. See full list of winners at Oscars 2019

The movie ends with Mercury and the band`s iconic Live Aid performance, which is around the time that Dolezal began working with Queen -- beginning with their 1985 song 'One vision'. He ended up doing around 30 videos for the band and its members, ending with Mercury`s final video shoot for "These are the days of our Lives" in 1991, the same year the singer died.

Queen guitarist Brian May has hinted about a sequel to the film, and that there`s more of Mercury`s tale to tell. He quipped in an interview of the project, "I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it. Who knows, there might be a sequel".

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The movie ends with Mercury and the band`s iconic Live Aid performance, which is around the time that Dolezal began working with Queen -- beginning with their 1985 song 'One vision'.