'This was a very taxing experience which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. The studio - in a statement to the publication - said he is "no longer the director" of the film. 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. Before Thanksgiving, Malek confronted Singer about being unprofessional, however it did not get physical and according to the trade, the two settled their differences.
"Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine". A man who claims he was sexually abused by the "X-Men" franchise director Singer said Thursday, April 17, 2014, that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and does not know why charges were never pursued.
Whatever Singer's reasons are for abandoning Bohemian Rhapsody, he'll now be forced to watch Fox and producer Graham King hire someone else to finish the film. But a Twentieth Century Fox Film spokesperson confirmed Monday that Singer "is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody". During the times when he went missing, cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel was asked to step in to shoot some scenes.More news: Two doctors fired after 'dead' baby wakes up on way to funeral
It wasn't until after Thanksgiving when Singer failed to return to set and is believed to have been in the US for the last ten days. But when Singer did not return to set after the Thanksgiving break and instead stayed in the US, the studio made a decision to jettison him from the project.
Singer was reportedly absent during production multiple times, causing Tom Hollander-who stars in the film as Queen manager Jim Beach-to allegedly quit for a brief period before being persuaded to return. The outlet says an insider claims Singer is "suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the tensions on the set".
The film, about British rock band Queen and its frontman, Mercury, is still expected to be released in December 2018 as planned.