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Bohemian Rhapsody has reportedly been bumped up the schedule to allow more time for the X-Men sequel. And who needs Magneto when you have Freddie?

The film will now be released a month earlier in the UK, in November, rather than it’s previous date December 25th 2018.

It comes after director Bryan Singer was replaced just three weeks before the end of shooting by the studio, which Singer claimed was “not my decision and was out of my control”

“I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honour the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so.”

A Twentieth Century Fox source told the BBC the main reason for the firing was “a pattern of unreliable behaviour on the set”.

The film features Mr Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury; former Midsomer Murders alumnus Gwilym Lee as Brian May; Ben Hardy – aka EastEnders’ Peter Beale – as Roger Taylor and New Yorker Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon.

Both May and Taylor serve as producers on the film.