A one-minute teaser for the upcoming Dexter Fletcher-directed Rocketman, about the life of rock icon Elton John, has arrived. It may receive some of the same criticisms that the early trailers for the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody received, for while there’s plenty of seeming inebriation on display, there’s barely a hint of the singer’s sexual orientation. Elton came out as bisexual in 1976 before marrying (and then divorcing his sound engineer and friend Renate Blauel in 1984. He first acknowledged he was “comfortable” being gay in 1988. We’ll have to wait and see what if any of that is explored when a longer clip drops.
Taron Egerton stars (and sings) with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, and Richard Madden as Elton’s longtime manager and lover John Reid. Elton and his husband are named as producers on the film along with Matthew Vaughn, Lawrence Bender, Adam Bohling, and David Reid.