NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Rami Malek attends "Bohemian Rhapsody" New York Premiere at The Paris Theatre on October 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher says the Elton John biopic almost included a Bohemian Rhapsody crossover.

Fletcher, who also co-directed Rhapsody, says he wanted to include a scene where Elton John crosses paths with Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury in a restaurant.

Mercury would have been meeting with Elton’s manager John Reid, who also briefly managed Queen in the 1970’s and who appears in both films – played by different actors.

Fletcher ultimately decided against the scene, saying he wasn’t “looking to set out to make a cinematic universe”.