In a recent interview with Daily Star, Brian May discussed Queen’s legacy after the death of Freddie Mercury, his wish to catch up with the “Bohemian Rhapsody” cast, and his reasons for believing that a sequel needed to be produced.
The frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury, was the focus of the script, which in May’s opinion was a great way to preserve his legacy and show what he had gone through while establishing his career and making a name for himself in the industry. The movie paid homage to Queen’s early years and the band’s ascent to rock idol status.
May believed that the script focused primarily on Freddie Mercury, which was a great way to preserve the frontman’s legacy and highlight the struggles he had to overcome while establishing his career and making a name for himself in the industry, despite the fact that the film was a tribute to Queen’s early years and their ascent to fame.
The guitarist then reflected on how “Bohemian Rhapsody” culminated with a recreation of Live Aid before delving into Freddie’s latter years and his battle with health issues. Brian pointed out that between these two significant moments in the film, there was a lot to say about the band and the front. So, May felt it was necessary to reunite with the film’s much-celebrated cast and shoot part two.
He said, “We’ve been talking about it. I felt proud of it, and the people who played us were just phenomenal,” May said. He is tempted to do a sequel, as “it would be worth it just to work with those boys again. ‘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.”
“I loved the fact we were able to do it for Freddie. That really means a lot, and I felt we did it in the right way and in the right spirit. Of course, we were represented in the movie because we were a group, but it was really all about Freddie, and I think we did him good.”
We are thrilled that Brian May is keen to work on a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel, even though there is still a question that needs to be answered.