The sequence was the first thing shot for the film
The movie is bookended by Queen’s performance at the July 13, 1985 benefit concert, which took place at the old Wembley Stadium in London. The four-piece played a six-song set on that day: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Hammer to Fall’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and closer ‘We Are the Champions’.
The cast performed all six songs so that they could be spliced up during the film but now fans could be treated to the full experience.
Speaking to Collider, Rami Malek and co-stars Gwylim Lee, Ben Hardy, and Joseph Mazzello revealed that there’s a full-length version of the full performance in the works. It could be released as a bonus feature for the movie’s home video release.
“We did the entire concert together,” Malek said. “That’s when we felt at our best. You need to go from one song to the next to have that same adrenaline rush that they had. We had an audience of Queen fans out there recreating that iconic concert and it’s an adrenaline rush like you could never imagine.”
“We’d studied that footage endlessly in the lead-up to filming,” Gwilym Lee (Brian May) added. “I remember every time watching it just being mesmerised by the whole thing but particularly Freddie’s ability to engage 70,000 people at once.
“I remember the buzz of watching that footage on my little computer screen, studying, and then being on set that was perfectly replicated. Looking around and seeing everybody in full costume and make-up, seeing the incredible attention to detail… it was quite a surreal moment.”
Revealing that the full concert has “just been cut,” Malek added: “We’re going to get to see it soon and then you will too.”