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Taron Egerton has fully transformed into Sir Elton John in the latest Rocketman trailer, and those signature glasses fit him quite nicely.
Rocketman is billed as a musical fantasy about Elton John’s early years and rise to fame. With a variety of songs pulled from his storied career, like “Your Song,” “Tiny Dancer,” Egerton has been tapped to put his vocals to the test. And surprisingly, they pass with flying colours as you can hear in the weird and wonderful full-length trailer. It looks like the Kingsman frontman has been keeping a hidden talent from us.
“Reginald? That’s my granddad’s name,” the woman replies incredulously, heralding the beginning of the transformation from talented pianist Dwight into an international superstar. He wouldn’t legally change his name to Elton Hercules John until 1972, a topic the film will certainly be exploring.
There are some particularly surreal moments in the clip, combining dream and dance sequences with narrative segments, such as Elton being submerged underwater with a piano or everyone in his immediate vicinity breaking out into song.
“You were never ordinary,” Elton’s told as the clip winds down. That much is certainly obvious. What gave it away, the rainbow-sequined costume or the sparkling baseball outfit?
Rocketman looks like it’s going to be a treat for Elton fans. The only problem? It’s gonna be a long, long time until the film hits theatres on May 31.