Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury Almost Shared a Scene With Taron Egerton in Rocketman

The comparisons drawn between Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody were inevitable, given how closely the pair of high-profile biopics were released. And, to be fair, there are a lot of similarities between the films, which follow the evolutions of Elton John and Queen's Freddie Mercury - they both feature tons of legendary hit songs, dive into the darker side of stardom, and explore the sexuality of both musical icons (though one accomplishes the latter far better than the other). On top of all that, Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher also had a hand in directing Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer dropped out, and he had yet another way of connecting the two films in the works.

Not only do each of the films take place during a similar span of time in the '70s and '80s, but they also prominently feature the real-life character of John Reid, who served as
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