LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Brian May of Queen performs during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images).
Never mind that the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” ended with the real-life death of its main character, Queen singer Freddie Mercury. What really matters is the flick made a fortune at the box office — and Brian May says that’s a good enough reason to make a sequel.
“We have been looking at ideas,” the 74-year-old May says. “It’s going to be hard to follow that one, as none of us could have predicted how massive that was going to be. We put a lot of heart and soul into making it and no one could have predicted as it was bigger than Gone With the Wind. But yes, we are thinking maybe it could happen but it would have to be a great script. It’s going to take a while to figure that out.”
Whatever storyline May settles on, it’s probably a safe bet that it will focus on the attempts of Queen’s surviving members to keep the act afloat following Mercury’s death. The band currently performs as “Queen Plus Adam Lambert.”
Does this idea have “flop” written all over it?