The movie is the most successful biopic of music of all time, and has even seen some surprise prizes; Picking up the prestigious Best Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes. Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, has also performed well on the awards circuit and is expected to get a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars next week. Then all this could lead to another movie?
Bohemian Rhapsody does not cover all of Queen's success, nor does it reach the end of Freddie Mercury's life.
As many will already know, everything culminates at the time of Live Aid in 1985, six years before Mercury finally died, although it honors the surviving members who created the Mercury Phoenix Trust in 1992.
In an interview with Louder Sound, May spoke about whether there was any "temptation" to continue the story beyond Live Aid, before raising the possibility of a second film.
"I think there's a natural culmination there [at Live Aid]," he said.
"And that has almost always been the case, since the first scripts.
"We felt it was the pinnacle, despite what some people have said in the press, who know all about this.
"Someone who will not have a name said:" Oh, they're going to play Freddie dying in the middle of the movie, and then the rest will be about life without Freddie. "Well, full bulls ***.
"This is all about Freddie, and I think Live Aid is a good place to leave it, who knows, there could be a sequel!"
Although the interviewer points out that May laughed at the idea of the sequel, and that, therefore, it was a joke, a sequel, although improbable, could somehow correct the reaction of the first movie.
Bohemian Rhapsody has been criticized for downplaying Mercury's baduality, and also, as Joy Behar of The View told Malek, "ignored" her fight against AIDS.
Behar said: "Freddie Mercury was a gay icon bigger than life, I would say, it was all for everyone, but it was a gay icon.
"The movie touches a little his homobaduality but not so much. Was the decision made not to go there? He died of AIDS in 1991 – it was a little overlooked. What do you say to that? "
"I do not think it has been overlooked, I think there are some moving moments," Malek replied, "He talks about not wanting to be a poster boy for the disease, he wants to make music."
He added: "I think he's a revolutionary because he lived his most authentic life.
"Little do people know that he had a six-year relationship with a woman, whom he called the love of his life, who is the only person who knows where his ashes are."
"I was committed to [her], put a ring on that finger. Then she discovered that he was bibadual, he was gay. It is definitely a gay icon and a hero for everyone. "