2017 was the year of directors getting fired and replaced, one of those directors being Bryan Singer. After numerous reports of unprofessional behavior on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, Singer was fired by 20th Century Fox. He was later on replaced with Dexter Fletcher. Despite Fletcher finishing the film, Singer is still getting sole director credit for the movie.
Talking to Indiewire, Fletcher had this to say about not being credited as a director of the film:
“I think the film stands on its own merit, and that’s what really should be important… I was just proud to be able to be a part of it and help complete what I think is a great film.”
However, it was revealed that Fletcher overlooked the film as the final third of the movie was being shot. Apparently, there doesn’t seem to be that much issue with what Singer already had, as Fox is confident enough to have this movie’s release pushed forward to November of this year.
Even if Singer was fired, I still don’t expect him not to get any credit on the film at all. Phil Lord and Chris Miller were booted from directing Solo: A Star Wars Story, but their names are still on the film as executive producers. No doubt, I think Fletcher will still get a credit—maybe even a writer credit like Joss Whedon got for co-directing Justice League.
Catch Bohemian Rhapsody in theaters Nov. 2.