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.

Cannes Audience Gives 'Rocketman' Standing Ovation, Targon Egerton Tearfully Reacts
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 16: (L-R) Taron Egerton and Elton John attend the "Rocketman" Photocall during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Serge Arnal/Paramount)

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.

If that name sounds familiar, it's because Fletcher was brought on board to finish 2oth Century Fox's Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody following the firing of troubled director Bryan SingerRocketman had actually been in production prior to cameras rolling on Bohemian Rhapsody, and thusfar the early audiences have all been celebrating Fletcher's work.

You can see in this video, Sir Elton embracing Fletcher:

Reports had come and gone just as quickly that a possible nude / love scene between Egerton and Richard Madden had been reshot do to the nature of the content, but Fletcher adamantly said this wasn't the case.

We cannot WAIT to see Rocketman, which opens in theaters on May 31st 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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