Queen's Brian May says Bohemian Rhapsody sequel is unlikely

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Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has delivered some bad news about a sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody.

Released in 2018, the original movie was a biopic featuring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, who went on to claim the Best Actor Oscar for his performance.

At the box office, Bohemian Rhapsody was so popular that it earned over $900 million, meaning whispers of a sequel were always inevitable.

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Kicking back with Rolling Stone recently, 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."

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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."

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