Exclusive: First Footage of Tom Hardy as Elton John in Biopic ‘Rocketman’

Adam Pockross
Movie TalkOctober 23, 2013
This undated film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hardy as Bane in a scene from the action thriller "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Ron Phillips)

Okay, that headline may be a bit misleading.

It's not actual first film footage of Tom Hardy in his newly announced roll of Elton John, but it is the next best thing, right?

[Related: Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in ‘Rocketman’]

In our own little take on Masterpiece Theatre, Yahoo Movies has miraculously obtained footage of Hardy's most famous character – Bane, from "The Dark Knight Rises" – singing his very own rendition of two of Elton John's most famous songs: "Tiny Dancer" and "Candle in the Wind."

We're excited to see how the actual "Rocketman" film footage works out, but if it holds a candle to our own footage, we'll be impressed.