20th Century Fox slipped in one more trailer in advance of San Diego Comic-Con, a new trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. It took a few years to get this film going, with Sacha Baron Cohen and Bryan Singer involved along the way and both dropping out. But the result looks set to be a legendary music biopic, and Rami Malek is shown in more scenes conjuring Freddie Mercury like Val Kilmer mirrored Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s The Doors. All those clips of hit songs pieced together provide only a glimpse of the breadth of the catalog of great tunes created by Queen.
Freddie Mercury was one of a kind, any way you describe him. As we said with the release of the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s great that audiences have had the chance to see Rami Malek in a critically acclaimed major performance (Mr. Robot) before he goes all-in with such a beloved personality. And it’s not only Malik. Ashes to Ashes and Midsomer Murder’s Gwilym Lee is a ringer for Brian May, too.
Here’s the next great trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody:
It’s easy to predict a Best Actor nod come Oscar season for Malek if this trailer reflects the entire film. Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher directed the film, which co-stars Mike Myers (Austin Powers, Shrek), Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express) as Mary Austin, Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mary Shelley) as Roger Taylor, and Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as John Deacon.
Look for Bohemian Rhapsody in the UK on October 28, 2018, and in U.S. theaters November 2, 2018.