Deadline covered the entire timeline of events as they were unfolding, and it's kind of a wild turn of events.
Production shut down on December 1 due to Singer's "unexpected availability" after a Thanksgiving break, but there is precedent for Singer's behavior in the past.
Hopefully, we'll get an update from the studio soon on who they've chosen to replace Singer, but until that time comes, take to the comments section down below and let us know if you've got anyone in mind! Malek and Singer were said to have clashed over the director's absences and "unprofessionalism" on set and Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and Fox Film vice chairman and president of production Emma Watts apparently warned Singer about the actor's complaints.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer claims that Fox refused to allow him to care for a sick parent, calling it a "very taxing experience" that "ultimately took a serious toll on [his] own health".
In a statement to EW on Friday, the studio behind the film said: "Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer". As for his absences from what the director describes as his "passion project", it would appear that this was actually as the initial early reports of Singer's absence suggested - simply a family health issue.
Whether it's the signature white vest and blue jeans ensemble, or the way in which Malek channels Mercury's flamboyant performances, the attention to detail in the film is uncanny, and Bohemian Rhapsody is now among our most-anticipated releases of 2018. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services.
Bryan Singer has now released a statement to clarify why he was sacked from the film. As THR reports, Singer was a no-show during several days of filming.
As of now, Bohemian Rhapsody is without a director, but no announcements have been made on the change of release date.
It seemed that Singer and Malek had reconciled, but Singer then didn't return to the set after Thanksgiving break. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is now slated for release on December 25, 2018. Another source said that about two weeks of shooting remain to complete the movie, which may result in the studio turning to a member of the current crew such as Sigel to complete the film rather than bringing in a new director from the outside.