'Bohemian Rhapsody' sequel being 'heavily discussed' after winning big at the Oscars
Dolezal, who has worked on some iconic Queen music videos, shared that Queen's manager Jim Beach is reportedly planning a sequel to the very successful 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
After the commercial and critical success of Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' there are clamors for a sequel from many quarters.
Rudi Dolezal, who directed many music videos for the iconic British band, now says that the likelihood of a sequel are high after the Rami Malek starrer successfully secured and won four Academy Awards at the 2019 Oscars.
Dolezai shared with Page Six that the follow-up biopic will be starting with Live Aid and will transport audiences back to July 1985.
The video director, who worked with Queen on several of their music videos including 'These Are the Days of Our Lives' and 'The Invisible Man', backed up his claims insisting that the sequel was being "heavily discussed' among remaining Queen members.
Dolezal shared with Page Six, "I'm sure he [Queen's manager Jim Beach] plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid. The movie is being heavily discussed in the Queen family."
The Queen guitar legend Brian May previously hinted at the possibility of a sequel to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and shared that there is more of Freddie's story to be told. In a December interview, he shared, "I think Live Aid is a good point to leave it. Who knows, there might be a sequel."
The first movie ends with Queen's Live Aid performance which is around the time that Rudi started to work with the band.
The music director revealed that the second film would be picking up where the first one left off as it was a very iconic milestone in rock history.
Queen had played a legendary 21-minute concert at the Wembley Stadium as a part of the dual-venue benefit concert which went down in rock history. Bohemian Rhapsody has been able to earn more than $875 million (£666million) worldwide.
Rami Malek played the role of Freddie Mercury for the film and won the award for 'Best Actor' at the prestigious Oscars ceremony. The film also won awards for Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Editing.
It took around 20 years for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' to be made and the role of Freddie Mercury was initially supposed to be played by Sacha Baron Cohen.
The project was then made into a success by executive producers Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. Dolezal also shared that he was working on a book titled 'My Friend, Freddie' and will also be releasing his interviews with Mercury in a film called 'Freddie Mercury: In His Own Words.'