Watch Taron Egerton star as Elton John in first ‘Rocketman’ trailer

He's a Rocketman....

The first trailer for Rocketman has been revealed – and it provides an small glimpse of Taron Egerton as he tackles the role of Elton John.

Set for release next summer, the biopic follows the music icon’s journey as he prepares to release ‘Honky Chateau’, his 1972 breakthrough album.

But as the first trailer shows, it also promises to be a life-spanning examination of Elton’s career – with brief snippets shown of his childhood and battles with personal demons.

“There are moments in a rockstar’s life that define who he is”, a voiceover teases.

As the one-minute teaser comes to a close, we finally see Egerton performing live as Elton for the first time, delivering a rendition of the iconic titular track.

The film, directed by Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Dexter Fletcher, will also see Jamie Bell star as Elton’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and Bryce Dallas Howard as his mother.

Last week, the first official photo from the production was revealed, showing Egerton in some of the singer’s trademark get-up.

Dressed in a gold bomber jacket and blue, red and gold winged boots, the actor is also seen sporting some glittery sunglasses and John’s red hair.

Tom Hardy originally took up the lead role for the long awaited movie in 2013 but he eventually pulled out after he struggled with the singing in the film.

“I’m not a singer. I have no idea really. I’m really trying because of Rocketman but it’s hard to open my mouth in that way,” he said at the time.