Singer was absent from the film for multiple days without explanation, forcing cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel to stand in for him as director. Malek also reportedly filed complaints to Fox, citing Singer's disappearing acts as contributing to his unreliability and overall unprofessionalism. Obviously, there are millions of dollars on the line here, and that's a lot of pressure for any director, even one as experienced as Singer.
"Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody", a 20th Century Fox spokesperson said in a statement.
Malek and Singer had at least one heated argument on set, where Singer reportedly threw an object.
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However, this all occurred before Singer failed to show up on set after the Thanksgiving weekend.
Making matters worse, tensions between Malek and Singer got to the point where the two had a heated altercation on set. He is believed to have been in the States for roughly the last ten days while the cast and crew have been in London. The new filmmaker will complete the final two weeks of principal photography.
Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 25, 2018.
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.