In the new trailer, Mercury (Malek) is seen meeting the rest of the band and driving them to exasperation as he makes drummer Roger Taylor, played by Ben Hardy, record "Galileo" over and over again before Taylor tries to throw a pot across the room. Then, last December, director Bryan Singer was sacked and replaced by filmmaker Dexter Fletcher.
The first full trailer for the film (above) promises plenty of rock-star drama, tracing the band's meteoric rise from glam-rock wannabes to one of the biggest acts of the 1970s and '80s.
The trailer also seems to address some criticism of the teaser, that featured very little of his bisexuality (one quick shot) and the accompanying blurb downplayed his AIDS diagnosis, describing it as a "facing a life-threatening illness". The film will follow the band's incredible rise from obscurity to superstardom and in particular Mercury's own life as he leaves the band in pursuit of a solo career and is eventually diagnosed with AIDS. You tell him, Freddie. What comes from that effort is a discography of classics, from the movie's namesake "Bohemian Rhapsody" to later hits "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions".
If the trailer is anything to go by, the film looks like an inspirational and rousing ode to Mercury and his former Queen bandmates.
The trailer gives us a better look at Rami Malek's portrayal of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, and how the film plans to portray the early days of one of the most iconic rock bands ever. Watch the trailer above; Bohemian Rhapsody is due in theaters November 2nd.