Sacha Baron Cohen allegedly walked from the movie when May outlined a story to him where Mercury’s death comes halfway through, “and the band goes from strength to strength”. May denied that was the case, and if ever it was, they thankfully changed tack.
I am not sure if I properly understand the passage in bold. Does it mean that May (who denies it) wanted the film about Mercury not to end with the death of Mercury? So in the planned script, the death of Mercury would come in the middle of the movie and the second part would be devoted to the story of the remaining members.