Booksmart, Rocketman, and Censoring LGBTQ Content

“Booksmart”, “Rocketman”, and Censoring LGBTQ Content

Booksmart director Olivia Wilde recently tweeted out a list of changes made to the film following a recent flight after someone mentioned an edited version of the film. It’s one thing to edit content for viewing on broadcast and cable television. It’s another thing altogether to make substantial changes for people watching in-flight. Based on […]

Dexter Fletcher arriving for the Titanic 3D film premiere, Royal Albert Hall, London. 27/03/2012 Picture by: Alexandra Glen / Featureflash

Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury Almost Made Cameo Says “Rocketman” Director

Dexter Fletcher was tempted to cast Oscar-winner Rami Malek to reprise his role as Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody for the Elton John biopic, Rocketman. Fletcher, who took over Bohemian Rhapsody directing duties following Bryan Singer’s firing, opted against the casting for the cameo in the Taron Egerton-starred film he told Gay Star News. “There […]

‘Rocketman’ Soars With Warts and All Elton John Story [Review]

After 2018's biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, it seems that it's time for retrospectives looking into the lives and careers of some of the late 20th-century musical icons. However where  Rhapsody was a super-sanitized and wildly fictionalized account of Mercury's career, the new Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as the similarly unique Elton John, is a fantasy-laced full-bore musical that carries far more truth and energy than it's predecessor. 

Cannes Audience Gives 'Rocketman' Standing Ovation, Targon Egerton Tearfully Reacts

Cannes Audience Gives ‘Rocketman’ Standing Ovation, Targon Egerton Tearfully Reacts

There is something very special about the upcoming film Rocketman, something that the audience at Cannes Film Festival had to applaud with a standing ovation. The film’s star, Taron Egerton, tearfully reacted to this outpouring of love for his role as the legendary Sir Elton John in the biopic from director Dexter Fletcher. Taron Egerton is crying at the […]

[CinemaCon 2019] Another New Standee for Rocketman

Bohemian Rapsody might have divided critics but it did extremely well at the box office and ended up taking two Academy Awards. The musical bipoic is about to become a huge genre in the coming years and it’s going to be interesting to see how many of them end up working. The best wat to […]

[CinemaCon 2019] Elton John Embraces the Crowd in a New Rocketman Standee

Thanks to Bohemian Raspody becoming a huge hit and winning a couple of Oscars we can expect there to be a ton of musical biopics in the coming years. One of them was already in the wings and that is Rocketman starring Taron Egerton. While Bohemian Raspody might have faired commercially well it wasn’t exactly […]

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‘Rocketman’: Taron Egerton Turns Up Elton John Volume in New Trailer

Taron Egerton surges to euphoric highs and crashes to self-destructive lows as rock superstar Sir Elton John for Paramount Pictures upcoming biopic, Rocketman. The trailer is far more representative of John’s life than the pomp and circumstance of the teaser; providing a glimpse into his childhood, time as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, his […]

Here Are 3 New Images of Taron Egerton as Elton John from ‘Rocketman’

Dexter Fletcher delivered a box-office hit with Bohemian Rhapsody last year after taking over the director’s role from Bryan Singer after FOX fired him, and he’s not slowing down with the music biopics anytime soon.  His next feature film Rocketman will chronicle the life of one Sir Elton John, played by Taron Egerton (Kingsmen, Sing!), and we’ve got three […]


First Teaser for Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman is Here

We’d been hoping for a clip or something of Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Elton John in Paramount Pictures’ biopic, Rocketman. He sounds great, and looks the part more than we thought he would, honestly. Rocketman is set to hit theaters sometime in the summer of 2019.

Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Release Date Gets Pushed Back

It seems strange that there hasn’t been a big picture biopic about the one and only Sir Elton John yet, but that’s going to change come 2019. Taron Egerton (Kingsman, Eddie The Eagle) will be playing Elton John in the film, titled Rocketman, which was just pushed back from an original release date to May 31st, 2019. Dexter Fletcher will […]