Past simply being two movies about musical icons, final 12 months’s Bohemian Rhapsody and the lately launched Rocketman share one thing else in frequent: director Dexter Fletcher. Fletcher completed the previous movie about Queen and Freddie Mercury after Bryan Singer’s firing and directed the latter movie about Elton John from the beginning. Due to this connection, Rocketman may have contained a wild Bohemian Rhapsody crossover, as Dexter Fletcher defined:
Dexter Fletcher is true in what he advised Homosexual Star Information, it will have been wonderful to see Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury interacting with Taron Egerton’s Elton John, even when it have been solely one thing as small as a wave between the 2. It is a neat concept that may have been an ideal little nod to Bohemian Rhapsody; an Easter egg that I think about many followers would have freaked out about if it have been hidden as a shock in Rocketman.
Such a crossover wouldn’t have been compelled both and truly would have made some sense. That’s due to the character of John Reid, who offers the hyperlink between Queen and Elton John as a result of he was the music supervisor for the previous and the music supervisor and lover of the latter. Paradoxically, he was performed by Sport of Thrones vets in each films, Aidan Gillen in Bohemian Rhapsody and Richard Madden in Rocketman.
Due to this fact this scene wouldn’t have been out of the realm of chance traditionally, and you’ll perceive Dexter Fletcher’s temptation to work with Oscar winner Rami Malek once more for a enjoyable crossover like this. But, because the director stated, this cameo didn’t come to move. However it’s not that Rami Malek didn’t wish to or due to some form of scheduling battle.
Dexter Fletcher by no means requested Rami Malek as a result of he finally selected to not embody such a cameo within the movie, the reason is that as he stated, it will be “too knowing.” Whereas seeing Rami Malek’s Freddie in Rocketman would have been a massively crowd-pleasing second, Dexter Fletcher’s reasoning is sensible. Much less a winking reference, this cameo might have come off a bit extra hammer over the pinnacle.
It’s the sort of factor that may have taken you out of the film for one thing that in the long run was pointless. And having seen Rocketman, the scene Dexter Fletcher talked about and when the cameo would have occurred, the place Elton is having dinner together with his mom, is extra severe in nature. A Rami Malek cameo as Freddie Mercury in that second might have been tonally inconsistent with the remainder of the scene.
Nonetheless, it will have been neat to see Freddie Mercury pop up sooner or later in Rocketman. Dexter Fletcher stated he wasn’t attempting to make a cinematic universe, however it’s sort of a enjoyable concept. If John Reid weren’t performed by totally different actors within the two movies, he may have acted because the Nick Fury to the musical Avengers. Perhaps if Bohemian Rhapsody in some way will get a sequel, Taron Egerton can present up.
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