Apparently, bringing back Tupac, Left-Eye and Michael Jackson via this dead-horse hologram trend weren’t enough. Now, Brian May has told the BBC the band will include an “appearance” from their legendary late frontman Freddie Mercury at the star-studded May 14th performance of We Will Rock You, the successful West End musical based on the music of Queen, which celebrates its 10th anniversary that day at the Dominion Theatre in London.
But wait—there’s a twist, according to May. As he’s told the BBC, the effect will be more of an “optical illusion” than a straight-up hologram. To which the trend’s detractors will likely respond, “Suuuuure it will.” He added that this was also an effect they had been looking at producing for a while, and that it was “a little unfortunate that they did that thing with Tupac, as we’ve been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while.” You know, Brian, the contestants on American Idol tried to bring back a little Freddie on stage a couple weeks ago, and that didn’t work either. In the words of the Highlander, there can be only one.