From being told by label execs that a song is depressing to getting doubts about fame by those around him, the new trailer of Rocketman shows a young Elton John figuring out how to become the superstar he became. Today, the movie’s Twitter account released a new trailer with additional footage than from the original one.
It shows John (played by Taron Egerton) practicing piano chords on the table while being scolded by his father and people giving him advice supporting and not his desire to follow his passion and seek fame.
— Rocketman (@rocketmanmovie) April 4, 2019
Paramount president Jim Gianopolous was part of an event that showed a 6-minute extended trailer of the film today at The Colosseum in Las Vegas and he said of the film, ‘We’ve never seen the incredible story and struggles behind the man — until now. He is a man who through tenacity, talent and sheer guts was able to break through the mundane trappings of Earth and reach the stratosphere. The film takes us from his humble beginnings to the inspiring and sometimes harrowing rise of the icon today known as Elton John.’
Rocketman hits theaters May 31.