Bohemian Rhapsody sequel "being discussed" by Queen


Rudi Dolezal, a video director who worked with Queen on videos including These Are the Days of Our Lives, The Show Must Go On, Innuendo and The Miracle, has said that manager Jim Beach is considering a sequel to the Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody movie.

“I’m sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid.” Dolezal told Page Six, before adding that the follow-up film is now “being heavily discussed in the Queen family."

The band have made no official comment about a follow-up film, although ABC will be launching The Show Must Go On: The Queen & Adam Lambert Story in April. 

It’s reported that the documentary will explore the Lambert's career from his early days, through his time as a competitor on American Idol, through to joining up with Queen.

The film will include previously unseen live footage along with interviews with Taylor, May and Lambert, while Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek and Foo Fighters pair Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will also feature

Queen and Lambert opened the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles last month with a medley containing We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions. Bohemian Rhapsody went on to clinch four Oscars on the night. 

Bohemian Rhapsody is now the biggest music biopic of all-time and, prior to the Oscar success, had won two Golden Globes and two BAFTAS.

Queen and Lambert will head out on the Rhapsody tour across North America this summer.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.