• Rocketman, the musical biopic of Elton John's life has arrived, much to the delight of fans everywhere. 1 / 8

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  • Starring Kingsman lead Taron Egerton as John, the film has been a hit so far, with Oscar buzz imminent. 2 / 8

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  • According to Rocketman's director, Dexter Fletcher, the film almost included a fun addition. 3 / 8

  • Fletcher revealed in a recent interview that he considered having Oscar winner Rami Malek turn up in Rocketman. 4 / 8

  • Malek played Freddie Mercury in Fletcher's last year's smash-hit Bohemian Rhapsody. 5 / 8

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  • After much consideration, however, Fletcher realised that including Malek in Rocketman was "too knowing". 6 / 8

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  • Fletcher also pointed out that he wasn't trying to create a cinematic universe with his biopics. 7 / 8

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