The studio producing the film - 20th Century Fox - has stopped production temporarily after what is rumored to be a sudden three-day span without Singer. It all seemed to turn around when Mr. Robot's Rami Malek was cast in his place; the first image of him as Mercury was awesomely accurate.
Confirming days of rumor and innuendo surrounding the film, The Hollywood Reporter broke that Singer's alleged unprofessional and chronic disappearances came to a head after Singer vanished from the set for a full 10 days after the Thanksgiving break concluded.More news: Trump, in Utah, Signs Order Scaling Back 2 National Monuments
Bryan Singer has been fired from the Queen biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In some instances, the movie's cinematographer, Thomas Newton Sigel, had to take the directing reins in Singer's absence. It has been reported by source close to the situation that Brian Singer has "post-traumatic stress disorder" over the events that happened on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, so it must've been pretty bad for the director. The two had a heated argument which didn't get physical but resulted in Singer throwing something, although the report claims the pair settled their differences and were expected to continue working. There's about two more weeks of filming scheduled, but a replacement director has not been announced yet. However, after he reportedly did not come back after the Thanksgiving holiday last month and cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel had to step in to take over the production on a few occasions, movie studio executives reportedly made a decision to fire him. You can't just disappear when the tough gets going, and from the outside, it appears that's exactly what Singer did here - to a studio that stuck by the X-Men filmmaker through some hard times and troubling speculation, no less.
Bohemian Rhapsody now is scheduled to premiere in December 2018.