Brian May Surprised By Success Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody!!

Queen guitarist Brian May was surprised by the success of the band's biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. In an interview with the Newsweek, May admitted that he didn't expect the biopic to become such a huge hit. Bohemian Rhapsody smashed box office records and grossed over $700 million worldwide to become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. "Nobody expected it to be that huge," he stated. "We thought it would do quite well. We didn't expect it to be a record-breaking blockbuster." He also praised the sets, costumes and dialogue in the movie and gave special mention to Rami Malek, who portrayed Freddie Mercury. "What an incredible performance he gives," May continued. "He just became Freddie." The film was nominated for a Best Motion Picture - Drama Golden Globe, while Malek also earned a Golden Globe nomination as well. Meanwhile, May plans to enter into 2019 by launching a new song, "New Horizons." The song will be launched from the NASA mission control center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on New Year's Day. The song is a personal tribute from May to the ongoing NASA New Horizons mission, which on New Year's Day 2019 will achieve the most distant spacecraft flyby in history, in an encounter with a remote Kuiper Belt Object named Ultima Thule!!

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