Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury Almost Showed Up in "Rocketman"

Dexter Fletcher - who directed "Bohemian Rhapsody" (after Brian Singer was fired) and the new Elton John biopic "Rocketman" has said he had an idea for a scene that featured Rami Malek (as Freddie Mercury) and Taron Egerton (as Elton John)

From NME:

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

“That would have been amazing [but] it didn’t come to pass. It would’ve been a little too knowing… I’m not looking to set out to make a cinematic universe!”

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