First Full-Length Trailer For Elton John Biopic Rocketman Has Dropped

The first full-length trailer for Elton John flick Rocketman has been released by Paramount. Watch it here:

While the teaser trailer, released back in October, gave us short glimpses of actor Taron Egerton in action as the eccentric singer, this first full-length version is giving much more away with regards to the plot and Elton John's rise to fame - and, of course, shows off more of those incredible outfits.

We also see Egerton perform Elton John classic 'Your Song' for the first time, which will give you CHILLS, while 'Benny and the Jets' and 'Tiny Dancer' can be heard later on in the trailer.

Commenting on Paramount Pictures' YouTube upload, one person gushed: "I'm cryinggg, why is 31 may soo farrr?????"

Someone else added: "Yassss I'm so excited."

Another wrote: "Some of the visuals in this movie also look stunning!"

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Several others speculated it could well land Egerton an Oscar nomination in the future, while others said it looked as though it could be even better than recent Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Rocketman is based on the life of Elton John, the famously flamboyant singer, pianist and composer who is one of the best-selling music artists in the entire world.

Taron Egerton, who stars as the iconic performer, has previously explained the film isn't the biopic many might expect, and has instead referred to it as a 'fantasy musical'.

Last year he told Collider: "We are making a movie called Rocketman about Elton John's formative years. Everyone thinks it's a biopic. It isn't. It's a fantasy musical so it's actually his songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments. He's not the only character that sings. It's going to be fun."

The teaser trailer was released last October:

Egerton also explained that he's been adamant to do the job properly - and that he'd not only be performing the songs himself, but he'd also be singing them live on set.

He said: "I've recorded some songs. I've been doing singing lessons. The next step is I need to think about choreography and trying to create some semblance of a performance that is at least reminiscent of him."

Egerton added: "I'm going to do it all. I'm going to do it on set as well. We're going to use a variety of techniques but I will always be singing on set. No miming. I'm just not interested in doing it that way."

Rocketman is out in the UK on 24 May, and is also released in America on 31 May.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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