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9 August 2021, 10:21
Queen's legendary guitarist has revealed that plans for a follow-up to 2018's Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody have started.
When asked if there was ever any intention to continue Freddie Mercury's story on-screen, May said: "We are looking at it. Yeah, we have been looking at ideas."
"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.”
May, who was also one of the 2018 film's producers later added: "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."
Bohemian Rhapsody was a major critical and commercial success upon its release, seeing leading actor Rami Malek winning the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Actor that following year.
The beloved biopic went on to win four Academy Awards in total, and made over £650 million at the box office.
Malek, the villain in the upcoming and overdue Bond film No Time To Die, is in demand for another mooted biopic.
A film about the Bee Gees has been in development since last year, with Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King working on the biopic with Robin's son RJ.
"I have had some talks already with possibly Rami Malek to play my dad." RJ said last year.
"When I saw him play Freddie, he reminded me of my father during the Bee Gees’ Massachusetts period . I have injected Rami’s name into conversations."
“Nothing is written in stone but I think that would be great. Bradley Cooper is a candidate to play uncle Barry. He has been approached and we’ll see.”