Following almost a decade of uncertainty and false hopes, Bohemian Rhapsody has been coming together quite nicely. Bryan Singer is directing, there's a solid cast in place, and to top it all off, Rami Malek looks like Freddie Mercury's long-lost twin. The project couldn't possibly get any more awesome... or could it?
Turns out it can, because #MikeMyers may make an appearance in the movie.
Allow me to give you a little backstory in case you find that possible casting a little random. Back in the '90s, the actor actually helped restore #Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" back to its former pop culture glory by using it as the soundtrack for a scene in Wayne's World that became the defining scene of the movie and an entire generation—you know the one:
Thanks to the movie, the the song's popularity skyrocketed once again, landing on the #2 spot in the Billboard single charts in 1992.
Now, in a true example of life coming full circle, Myers has entered negotiations to appear in #BohemianRhapsody, according to Deadline. The news is particularly exciting not only because of his peculiar connection to the song, but also because this will mark Myers' triumphant return to the big screen after being relatively absent from it for the last few years (his only credits in the past two years have been I Am Chris Farley and Terminal).
According to The Tracking Board's Jeff Sneider, Myers' role is expected to be just a cameo as a tribute for his aforementioned contribution to Queen.
While negotiations are still happening, it's safe to say Myer will make his presence felt at some point in the film. #BrianMay and #RogerTaylor are deeply involved in the project. And both musicians are quite fond of the actor, as May revealed during a 2015 interview with BBC:
"I didn't know Mike Myers but he rang me up [...] and said: 'We've done this amazing sequence in our new film –– can we have your approval? And can you get Freddie to hear it?' So he sent me a cassette and I took it around to Freddie [...] and he loved it. Strangely enough, the humor in it was quite close to our own. Because we did that kind of thing in the car, bouncing up and down to our own tracks."
All that remains to see is what kind of cameo he'll have, could he be playing another person, or will he be himself? Either way, I can't wait to see what's in store for him in the world of #Queen.
Bohemian Rhapsody is expected to hit theaters on December 25, 2018.
What do you think about Mike Myers' possible role in Bohemian Rhapsody? Let me know in the comments!