The guitarist has revealed that he is ‘looking at ideas’ for a follow up to the multi-Oscar winning 2018 film and that he hopes to put together a ‘great script’
Rami Malek could be set to grow out his moustache and reattach his fake teeth once again to replay Freddie Mercury in a sequel to smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen guitarist Brian May – who was also one of the producers of the 2018 film – has revealed that plans are afoot for a sequel.
The film – directed by controversial star Bryan Singer – won four Oscars in 2019 including best actor for 40-year-old main star Rami and the film made over £650 million at the box office.
High haired star Brian, 74, admits it will be a tall order to make a film that could supersede the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, but he revealed he is going to try and make it happen.
Revealing all during an Instagram Q&A with fans, he said: “We are looking at it. Yeah, we have been looking at ideas.
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“It’s going to be hard to follow that one as none of us could have predicted how massive that was going to be.
“We put a lot of heart and soul into making it and no one could have predicted as it was bigger than Gone With The Wind.”
He added: “But, yes, we are thinking maybe it could happen but it would have to be a great script.
“It’s going to take a while to figure that out.”
Since reaching new levels of fame with his Oscar winning turn as the late Freddie Mercury, Rami is in high demand in Hollywood – with a possible second music biopic on the horizon.
Last year it was revealed a film about the lives of the Bee Gees is in the works – with the American actor top of the wish list to play late singer Robin Gibb, who passed away in 2012 aged 62 following a battle with cancer.
Robin’s son, RJ, is developing the project with Bohemian Rhapsody producer, Graham King.
RJ said last year: “I have had some talks already with possibly Rami Malek to play my dad.
“When I saw him play Freddie, he reminded me of my father during the Bee Gees’ Massachusetts period . I have injected Rami’s name into conversations.
“Nothing is written in stone but I think that would be great. Bradley Cooper is a candidate to play uncle Barry. He has been approached and we’ll see.”
Rami can soon be seen in the long-awaited Bond film No Time To Die in which he is playing the villain Lyutsifer Safin.
The film is due for release next month – long after the initial November 2019 release that was originally planned.
The film was first delayed to February and then April 2020 as filming over ran following a string of disasters including original director Danny Boyle dropping out, to be replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and for on-set injuries and unplanned explosions causing further delays to filming.
The release itself was then delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with dates moving to late 2020, then early 2021, and finally to 30 September, 2021.