Brian May on the possibility of a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel: “We’ve been thinking about it”

May also appeared to hint that any sequel would likely pick up right where the original film left off.

Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee as Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee as Freddie
Mercury and Brian May of Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody. Credit: 20th Century Fox

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Brian May has stoked the flames for a sequel to the 2018 Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, admitting that talks have taken place.

Speaking to the Daily Star in a new interview, May called the idea of doing a sequel “tempting”, explaining, “We’ve been talking about it. I felt proud of it and the people who played us were just phenomenal. It’s so tempting to do the sequel – it would be worth it just to work with those boys again.”

May also appeared to hint that any sequel would likely pick up right where the original film left off, adding, “Bohemian Rhapsody climaxed in Live Aid and I suppose implicitly Freddie starting to deal with his AIDS, but an awful lot happened between the end of the film to the end of the glory days of Queen.”

Elsewhere in the interview, May also shared that he has been in discussions over holding a Live Aid-style concert to benefit the victims of the Turkey-Syria quake that has left tens of thousands dead and many more homeless. “It is on our radar,” May said. “It is something which has been talked about a lot and it’s something that needs to be done right. So yes, it is a possibility.”

May recently explained why Queen will never play Glastonbury, due to an uneasy relationship with festival owner Michael Eavis. The two have butted heads over the issue of badger culling, May said, adding that the band have not been invited to perform at the festival either. “Have they tried to book us? I think the feeling is mutual so I think they understand how I feel,” he said.

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