Director Bryan Singer responds to firing from Bohemian Rhapsody

Bryan Singer, 52, famous for directing the X-Men films and The Usual Suspects, has issued a statement regarding his removal from the directorship of the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Hours after the announcement of his termination, Bryan responded through his lawyer, “Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the US to deal with pressing health matters of one of my parents." Actor Rami Malek, who stars as Freddie Mercury in the film, reportedly complained to the studio about Singer's un-professionalism on behalf of the cast. "Despite our creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences aside and continued to work on the film together until this Thanksgiving," Bryan stated. "I wanted nothing but to finish this project and help honour the legacy of Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first." The biopic is set to be released in December 2018.