As Queen and Adam Lambert continue their 10 night residency at London’s The O2, their Freddie Mercury biopic is currently the No 1 movie on Netflix in the UK this weekend. Bohemian Rhapsody defied lukewarm reviews from the critics, going on to make over $900 million at the box office and win more Oscars in 2019 than any other film. It’s hardly surprising then, that fans are hopeful for a sequel.
Bohemian Rhapsody concluded with Queen’s iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 and Freddie letting the band know he was HIV positive.
The Queen singer died in 1991, so a sequel could cover his last six years with him tenaciously continuing to work through his AIDS-related illness.
Such a film could include Queen’s final tour for A Kind of Magic in 1986, Freddie performing Barcelona with Montserrat Caballé in 1988 and the band recording 1989’s The Miracle and 1991’s Innuendo, perhaps accumulating in 1992’s tribute concert to the late star.
We asked Brian: “What else could it be called but The Show Must Go On?” The Queen legend replied: “Ahhh…it’s a distinct possibility, isn’t it? I can’t say it’s a bad idea…”
It would certainly make sense given it was the final track on 1991’s Innuendo album, the last Queen record released in Freddie’s lifetime. The song, written by the guitarist, summed up the singer’s powerful attitude to his final years.