Rocketman Footage Reaction

Following the success of Bohemian Rhapsody last year (and during awards season), Paramount Pictures is looking to have a hit themselves by telling the life story of one of rock’s biggest stars: Elton John.

Rocketman stars Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton as the legendary singer of songs like “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” and of course “Rocketman.” The film follows his trajectory from a young kid being classically trained in piano to one of the most flamboyant, glamorous and entertaining singers in the history of rock and roll. /Film’s own Ben Pearson and Peter Sciretta were on hand at CinemaCon to see some new Rocketman footage, and we’re happy to hear that this looks outstanding. Read More »

Taron Egerton Tiny Dancer

If Rami Malek won an Oscar largely for lip synching as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, that should mean Hollywood is going to award Taron Egerton with an Oscar in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman for actually singing…right?

Egerton took the stage with the legendary musician to sing “Tiny Dancer,” and the timing of this performance strikes me as interesting: as Malek picked up his trophy on the Oscar stage, Egerton was belting out a tune and potentially kicking off a possible Best Actor campaign for next year’s Oscars. This is very possibly a case of accidental shade, but the timing was amusing nonetheless.

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rocketman trailer

Hollywood can’t get enough of musical biopics, but Rocketman is attempting to set itself apart from all the others. The Elton John biopic is shooting for the stars by presenting itself as a “musical fantasy” film rather than a straightforward biographical drama. This means more trippy imagery and fantasy sequences galore in the latest Rocketman trailer.

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rocketman featurette

Hollywood can’t say no to a musical biopic. They’re usually hits, and more often than not, they score Oscar noms – even if they’re not very good (cough cough Bohemian Rhapsody cough cough). But the upcoming Rocketman, which tells the story of Elton John, might end up being a pleasant surprise. For one thing, it’s being sold as a “musical fantasy”, not a straightforward biopic. For another, it has Taron Egerton in the lead, and he’s actually singing – not just lip-synching. A new Rocketman featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the film, and showcases Egerton’s singing prowess.

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rocketman images

Touch down has brought us round again to find some new Rocketman images, showing star Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) in character as Elton John. Egerton certainly looks the part, and hopefully this will make everyone forget about that Robin Hood movie that bombed last year. See the latest Rocketman images below as you wait a long long time (or at least 4 months) for the movie’s release.

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rocketman trailer

Elton John‘s rise to fame is the subject of Rocketman, but this is no mere biopic. Instead, it’s being billed as a “musical fantasy”, and this first Rocketman trailer certainly plays that up. Taron Egerton‘s Elton John isn’t just going through his life – he’s in the midst of an actual musical, with everyone around him singing and dancing. Watch the Rocketman trailer below.

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Rocketman First Look

After having acted alongside the real Elton John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Taron Egerton takes on the role of the legendary musician in Rocketman. Described as a “musical fantasy” rather than a traditional biopic, Rocketman will tell the “uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.” In the Rocketman first look below, you can see an official image of Egerton in character.

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elton john biopic

Jamie Bell will join Taron Egerton in Rocketman, a biopic of the life of Elton John. Bell will play Bernie Taupin, the songwriter who collaborated with Elton John on 30 albums.

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movie release dates

Paramount and Fox 2000 have set several movie release dates for upcoming films, and possible canned one big franchise entry.

While the latest entry for Michael Bay‘s Transformers series has been pulled from the schedule, Paramount and Fox 2000 have set release dates for the highly anticipated YA adaptation The Hate U Give, the Elton John biopic Rocketman, and the feature adaptation of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary.

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Elton John biopic

Kingsman star Taron Egerton is the latest actor to play Robin Hood (watch this morning’s new trailer here), but the 28-year-old actor will also be suiting up as singer/songwriter/superstar Elton John in a new film called Rocketman. Production begins later this year, and in a new interview, Egerton confirms that the film will be a “fantasy musical” and not an Elton John biopic. Read More »