Please Don’t Do A Bohemian Rhapsody Sequel
You’ve probably heard the news.
A possible sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody is being discussed as I’m writing this post.
Yes, according to some of Rudi Dolezal’s statements the director who directed some of Queen’s music videos), Queen’s manager Jim Beach is planning a sequel to the surprise hit movie.
According to some reports, the sequel should follow the group’s progress, after the Live Aid concert in 1985 (the original’s Bohemian Rhapsody’s ending). Yes, the sequel that’s been planned, should start after the Live Aid concert, but it’s unclear where the ending would be. It’s unclear whether or not the movie should end with the eventual death of the Queen’s frontmen Freddie Mercury.
And even before Dolezal’s comments, the lead guitarist Brian May hinted that a sequel is possible even before the Oscar campaign but there’s a big possibility to have I made now.
Why? Why would you do that? I know that it’s a big money grab decision and everyone is trying to milk the rest of the band’s star power, but don’t fuck with the band’s legacy with another half-baked movie.
Let’s face it. Bohemian Rhapsody was not a god movie. It was by the book, watered down and basic movie that barely touched on so many issues, let alone Queen’s milestones. If it wasn’t for the amazing performance from Rami Malek (which won him an Oscar), this movie would have been binned and forgotten long long time ago.
So, yeah. A sequel for Bohemian Rhapsody is very bad idea. It’s the movie that nobody asked for, and after the sleeper (yet low grade) hit that was the 2018 movie, the sequel will probably be a disaster. And frankly I don’t think that the cast will agree to star in another Bohemian Rhapsody movie.
So don’t do it. Don’t touch it. Leave it as it is, and find a way to earn those dollars in a different manner.