Brian May, the guitarist with flowing hair like royalty, might have changed his mind on the idea of a sequel to the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. The band is now “looking at ideas” for another movie.

May, who was portrayed by actor Gwilym Lee in the biopic, didn’t seem too interested in the idea of another movie. He said as much when talking to Rolling Stone, last summer:

“We don’t really think there’s another movie there. That’s the long and the short of it … I think we should look somewhere else. There are other ideas that we had, but I don’t think a sequel will happen.”

However, since then, May has apparently changed his mind on the idea of a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel. I don’t want to say it’s money, but money has a way of changing people’s minds pretty easily.

In an Instagram Live session, May sounded like he was now more open to the idea of a sequel, stating:

“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 [its success] 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.”

Bigger than Gone with the Wind? I don’t know about that. At the very least, that movie didn’t have bad editing throughout. Not to mention, Guinness World Records recognizes Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation. In all seriousness, I’m sure that’s just hyperbole that he threw out there.

Bohemian Rhapsody was still a big success though, pulling in money hand over fist with over $900 million worldwide.

Clearly, someone thinks there’s more money to be made here. What will the sequel do? I don’t know, maybe we’ll see Freddie Mercury through to the end. I can’t recall a biopic ever having a sequel before… unless you count Eddie and the Cruisers II, which starred Michael Paré of Bad Moon fame.

This doesn’t surprise me in the least. At the end of the day, studios only care about one thing, their financial bottom line and if they think milking out a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel makes them money, they’ll make it happen.

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