Taron Egerton’s cinematic portrayal of popular icon Sir Elton John has already captured audience attention.

The star of the riotous Kingsman franchise and the recent Robin Hood interpretation is promising his greatest performance yet in this year’s upcoming film Rocketman. The exciting new biopic directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, Sunshine On Leith) will chronicle the story of the legendary musician Elton John, the mind behind such hits as “Tiny Dancer”, “Rocket Man” and “Your Song”. We can expect to immerse ourselves in the artist’s early origins, as well as the wild adjustments to the world of fame and influence. From trailers, we expect that Fletcher has crafted an intimate and entertaining portrait of one of music’s most beloved figures.

Audiences are already beginning to praise Egerton’s chameleonic transformation. Even when judging from minimal footage, it’s hard not to be impressed with the actor’s work here; he channels the pop star miraculously. New images have been revealed which allow us to analyse his resemblance more closely: 

Fans of both Elton John and Taron Egerton are flocking to social media to express their excitement for the upcoming film, which is due for release May 2019. Most are already anticipating one of the year’s most electrifying performances. Additionally, Rocketman boasts a stunning cast of performers, with Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Jamie Bell (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) lending their talents.

It’s already shaping to be one of the most discussed films of the year, and Egerton’s performance is demanding discussion months before Rocketman even releases. From the promotional material, we’re not exactly surprised; it looks pretty phenomenal.

Rocketman is expected in UK cinemas 24 May 2019.

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