Roger Taylor Thinks It Would Be Stupid To Rule Out A Sequel Of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Queen drummer Roger Taylor shared his opinion about the possible ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ follow up during a recent interview with Billboard.
Back in 2018, the biographical movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was released, starring Rami Malek, and it reflected the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen until their 1985 Live Aid performance.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ became one of the best rock movies in the world, and it received positive feedback from both fans and critics. It earned a gross of $903.7 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing biographical film. Furthermore, Rami Malek, who played the role of Freddie Mercury, received the Best Actor Award by Golden Globe, Academy Awards, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild.
Additionally, the movie got a total of five awards for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing. Following the huge success of the movie, the community started to ask for a follow-up movie. In the conversation, Roger revealed that there is not a movie they are working on right now and pointed out that they didn’t think about filming a sequel for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the first place.
Even though there is a lot of appetite for the sequel, Roger couldn’t imagine a scenario of that working out. However, he believes that there are lots of stories that can be filmed. Therefore, the legendary drummer noted it might be stupid to rule out a sequel. Furthermore, Roger mentioned that they would only do such a thing if it would be a great movie.
Roger Taylor talked about the awaited movie in the interview:
“Right now, there isn’t one. I think when we did the movie, we felt like, ‘Well, that went really well. Let’s leave it there.’
There is a huge appetite for some kind of sequel, but I haven’t seen a screenplay yet that is workable. The movie only went up to the Live Aid concert in 1985, so there’s obviously a lot more to the story.
I think it might be stupid to rule out a sequel… If something comes up, and it’s a proper thing, not just a cash-in, not Volume Two. But I wouldn’t rule it out at all.”
Later in the conversation, Roger also talked about the upcoming Rhapsody World Tour, which was postponed to 2022. Furthermore, he exclaimed that they are very lucky to play in front of their audience after all these years.