'Rocketman' director reveals Rami Malek almost starred in the film as Freddie Mercury

goss 12/06/2019

The director of 'Rocketman' has revealed that Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury nearly made an appearance in the Elton John biopic.

While it does seem to sound a little crazy for Freddie Mercury to have an appearance in Elton John's biopic, the daring cameo wouldn't have been too out of character considering Elton John did share a manager with Queen in the mid-'70s, John Reid.

“There was an idea I had one point, where Elton’s in a restaurant with his mother. I thought John Reid and Freddie could be at another table and they wave at each other!” he said.

Fletcher promised that the scene "would have been amazing [but] it didn’t come to pass". 

Fletcher ultimately decided against asking Malek because the nod to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' would have been "too knowing".

"I’m not looking to set out to make a cinematic universe!" he added.