Roger Taylor Shares Thoughts On Bohemian Rhapsody Sequel
Roger Taylor with the Foo Fighters live in 2019 - Past & Present / Youtube
Queen’s Roger Taylor shares his thoughts on the sequel for the blockbuster biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which could be a reality in the near future.
Bohemian Rhapsody was directed by Dexter Fletcher and follows Queen’s inception in 1970 to a grand conclusion courtesy of their 1985 Live Aid performance. This gave the film four Academy Award wins as a result, most notable of which is Rami Malek’s Best Actor victory for his portrayal of the late Freddie Mercury. The film also earned more than $900 million in the box office to become the highest-grossing musical biopic in history.
“I really do think that we need to sit back for a year or two and look at things and see if that is a believable or credible thing to do. The movie was a great hit. We were delighted, obviously. But I think I wouldn’t want to be seen as cashing in again. I’d have to have a very, very good script and scenario to make that work. Right now, I can’t think of a way of doing a sequel,” Taylor says in the subject of having a second Queen movie.
This is due to the film – if any are to be made – tackling the final years of Mercury’s life where he lived in seclusion to hid his HIV diagnosis while recording the albums The Miracle and Innuendo, before passing away in 1991 due to AIDS complications.
He added jokingly, “If somebody comes up with a genius plan, maybe we’ll think about it! Right now, we’re just very happy with what the movie did. There are so many sequels that don’t match up to the original one.”
“There are obvious ones that did, but on the whole, I think it’s a dangerous territory,” Taylor concluded.