John has already voiced his support of Egerton in the role, posting to Instagram after the first image from the film was released last week. “Hold on to your glasses, this is going to be a wild ride!! Here’s Taron Egerton (portraying me!) on the set of the #Rocketman movie,” he wrote at the time.
John was singing a slightly different tune to ET back in April following a GRAMMY tribute concert in his honor. At the time, the pop music icon said he hated watching other people perform his songs. "It’s horrible because you have no control,” he explained to ET’s Frazier. "When I’m on stage, I know if something happens, I’m in control.”
Thankfully, John is a producer on the film, giving him more control over how the story is told.