If you’re a fan of catchy songs, elaborate costumes and a singing a dancing Wolverine, then strap yourself in for the most exciting news of the year.
A sequel to the smash hit musical The Greatest Showman is currently in the works.
The possibility of a sequel has been hinted at for the past few months, with Hugh Jackman even saying he was open to the idea earlier this year, and it’s no surprise – Jackman absolutely loved playing the role of circus conductor P.T Barnum. He loved the role so much he performed The Greatest Show at the Brits last week – despite not being nominated (not that we’re complaining – check out the amazing performance below).
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Now the director, Michael Gracey has confirmed the news. Speaking to the Sun, Gracey said Hugh Jackman initiated the process saying “When a movie becomes as big a success as this, it’s only natural there is demand for a sequel.
“So those discussions have started and we are working on one right now.”
Gracey also discussed the difficulty of getting the original movie off the ground saying “There were huge doubts about it for a very long time and some backers withdrew their money,”
However, they proved the doubters wrong. Earlier this month, the movie won the Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and the soundtrack became the longest-running cast recording to top the UK album charts in 50 years.
It will be interesting to see where the next instalment takes us and if it will live up to the hype of the first film. However, one thing is for sure – if Jackman is involved we are guaranteed an excellent performance.