UPDATE: The trailer will drop tomorrow at5pm UK (9am PT/noon ET) on Queen’s official website and social channels. See the tease below. Original post follows.
We weren’t expecting this one to come so soon, but looks like The Predator isn’t the only Fox film using this week’s release of Deadpool 2 as a trailer launchpad. The teaser for Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been rated today by the UK’s BBFC, likely in time to play with the hilarious superhero sequel. This comes on the heels of the first poster being spotted in U.S. cinemas over the weekend, likely indicative of the imminent trailer launch.
Something to also note is the crediting on the classification – the directing credit currently being shared by both Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) and original helmer Bryan Singer, who was ousted from the project following on-set chaos and reports of sexual abuse allegations. By comparison, the trailer ratings for other recent director change-up cases – Solo: A Star Wars Story and Justice League – solely mention Ron Howard and Zack Snyder respectively, both indicative of the ultimate directing credits on the final film. While of course it’s early to say whether both Fletcher and Singer will be creidted on the final film, today’s rating suggests that this may be what’s happening.
In any case, expect the trailer imminently – likely not today (as of the time of writing) but very likely as soon as this time tomorrow, when the Deadpool sequel hits UK cinemas and in time to play with the first shows that evening. Stay tuned for further updates soon and read on below for some of the reactions to footage (which may or may not be tomorrow’s trailer) from CinemaCon last month.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Starring Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Allen Leech and Lucy Boynton, the film is released October 24 in the UK, followed by November 2 in the United States.