Brian May delivers bad news about Bohemian Rhapsody sequel

music news 11/05/2020

Queen fans, you may be left a little gutted after hearing what Brian May has said about a potential sequel for the hit biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

At the box office, Bohemian Rhapsody was so popular that it earned over $900 million, and during awards season it received multiple nods and nominations, meaning whispers of a sequel were always inevitable.

Guitarist Brian May chatted with Rolling Stone about the possibility of a sequel, but if it’s up to Brian May, it probably won’t be going ahead.

May reflected: "There's a million things in our career which you couldn't show in a movie since the movie had to be so simplified to make it watchable.

"But we don't really think there's another movie there. That's the long and the short of it. I think we should look somewhere else. There are other ideas that we had, but I don't think a sequel will happen.

"But we have looked at it pretty seriously."

A potential sequel might've chronicled Mercury's final years, when he departed the public eye in order to battle HIV/AIDS privately.

During this stage of his life, he also completed work on Queen albums The Miracle and Innuendo, but May doesn't believe it's a time worth transferring to the big screen.

"I don't think that would be an uplifting thing to do. I'm not saying it's impossible because there is a great story there, but we don't feel that's the story we want to tell at the moment."