Just a case you are that one person who didn’t see The Greatest Showman, it was a 2017 musical in which Hugh Jackman played the part of PT Barnum. Some of the other stars from that show include Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Keala Settle and Zendaya. He gave us a look at the circus that we may not have ever seen before.
There were critics, not necessarily to the movie itself but to the possibility that PT Barnum was not quite the person that was represented in the flick. He seemed to have some violent racism issues but even so, it was a hit with the audiences and ended up making $435 million. In addition, the soundtrack has done very well and has sold over a million copies. There have even been many covers of the songs, including from Kelly Clarkson and Pink.
Hugh Jackman was talking to BBC Radio 2 about his new film, Missing Link. They asked him if there was a sequel coming to The Greatest Showman. “The real answer is ‘could be’, I’m not sure,” said the Australian actor. “I’m being completely honest with you, there is talk of something going around but no one is really sure. I think right now there’s more emphasis being put on what will happen with… ‘I was doing my show, will there be another live version’. No one is really sure right now, so that’s the honest truth.”
“But I think someone is working on a treatment for something,” Jackman continued. “I know they are, they’re working on a treatment for something.”
Steve Wright the host then asked him if he was willing to make a sequel at which he said: “at the drop of a hat,” the Logan star was hesitant. “I don’t know,” he said. “I would like to be part of it, for sure, and I don’t know if it would be centered on my character. The other thing is, it did take eight years to get [the first movie] made and that wasn’t all eight years of convincing people. It takes a long time to write stuff.”
When Jackman hosted the Brit Awards last February, he reprised his role and performed the hit song. The director of The Greatest Showman, Michael Gracey also had the following to say: “When a movie becomes as big a success as this, it’s only natural there is demand for a sequel.”
Sounds good to me!