Dexter Fletcher was suggested to step in to direct “Bohemian Rhapsody” so he knew what to keep away from in “Rocketman.”
The 57-year-old director has stepped in to helm the ultimate weeks of the Queen biopic after Bryan Singer was sacked and though pre-production had begun on Sir Elton John’s movie, producer Matthew Vaughn may see the advantages of his work on each tasks.
Dexter – who was solely credited as an government producer on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ attributable to DGA guidelines – informed The Hollywood Reporter, ‘The reality was, I had been concerned with Bohemian Rhapsody a few years earlier when he was at Sony, with a distinct actor connected. I got here a great distance within the course of, in actual fact, and I used to be principally within the first week of pre-production when it fell aside.
“So I knew that materials properly, and I knew Queen knew me, which was clearly crucial to them as a result of Freddie (Mercury) was their closest pal and cherished one…
“So after they had issues there, that chance got here alongside. I had simply made ‘Eddie the Eagle’ for Fox, so Fox knew me too and understood how I labored. My pal Matt Vaughn additionally brokered that concept.
“Matt obtained me concerned within the pre-production of ‘Rocketman,’ and he mentioned candidly, ‘It is best to go try this, as a result of then you possibly can see what they’re doing and ensure we do not do it in ‘Rocketman.'” .’
“I knew they have been completely different motion pictures, however the alternative to stretch my legs so to talk and have a foot in that world was too good to be true in some ways. It was such a present.
“So I put in as a lot effort as I may and took the day off from making ready for ‘Rocketman’ however Matthew Vaughn actually gave me the boldness and religion to do it and never undermine what we have been doing so importantly on ‘Rocketman’.”
The previous ‘Press Gang’ actor remains to be ‘somewhat puzzled’ that Taron Egerton did not obtain an Oscar nomination for the movie, significantly after Rami Malek received for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Austin Butler was chosen for “Elvis”.
He mentioned: “I haven’t got the reply for that. I am additionally somewhat puzzled, however that is the character of the factor, is not it? It is what the competitors was like that yr and what different issues have been happening on the time.
“These items do not essentially observe a sample that you just perceive or regulate, and style is subjective.
“So I am not the very best individual to reply that query as a result of I genuinely imagine he ought to have been named, and I do not suppose I am alone in that opinion. So it is troublesome.”
Dexter additionally labored with the actor on ‘Eddie the Eagle’ and the pair are planning to make a 3rd movie collectively.
The director revealed, “Taron and I even have an settlement that we’ll make three motion pictures collectively, so we have to discover a third. We do not know what that’s but, however there’s one thing on the market for us.”