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The Greatest Showman was a box office and chart-topping smash; a huge triumph for an original movie musical that received lukewarm reviews. Soon after its 2017 release, fans started asking about a potential sequel and now two of its stars have recently spoken out. Charity star Michelle Williams was asked about a follow-up in a new interview and didn’t hold back.
Williams told Variety: “I would make another one of those in a heartbeat. I wish they’d make a sequel…I really love that movie. My daughter Matilda sang those songs. My mom is still listening to that soundtrack. I love making things for kids that are full of joy and positivity.”
Meanwhile, PT Barnum star Hugh Jackman himself is very open to The Greatest Showman 2 as well.
Efron himself has also said he hopes The Greatest Showman 2 will get made, but it’s not up to Fox anymore since the studio was bought by Disney.
Considering how much money the first movie and its soundtrack will have made, a sequel does seem inevitable.
And surely a theatrical musical version of The Greatest Showman must be in the works?
It would no doubt be a considerable cash cow on Broadway and in the West End.