Hugh Jackman CONFIRMS work has begun on The Greatest Showman SEQUEL

2 April 2019, 12:36

There might be a Greatest Showman 2 in the works
There might be a Greatest Showman 2 in the works. Picture: 20th Century Fox

A Greatest Showman sequel is said to be in the works...

Hugh Jackman has confirmed that work has begun on a sequel to The Greatest Showman - but admitted that he doesn't know whether he'll be cast in it.

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Everyone's favourite film, musical, and soundtrack has taken the world by storm since its release in 2017 - and there's officially more to come.

Hugh Jackman has admitted that he doesn't know whether he'll be cast in a potential sequel
Hugh Jackman has admitted that he doesn't know whether he'll be cast in a potential sequel. Picture: 20th Century Fox

Hugh, 50, who played ringmaster P.T. Barnum in the film, has opened up about the sequel, revealing that work has already started on it.

In a recent interview, while discussing the potential for a sequel, he said: "The real answer is 'could be', I'm not sure. I'm being completely honest with you, there is talk of something going around but no one is really sure. 

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"But I think someone is working on a treatment for something... I know they are, they're working on a treatment for something."

Hugh added that he's 'like to be part of' a potential sequel but doesn't yet know whether his character would be the focus.

"I don't know. I don't know. I would like to be part of it for sure, and I don't know if it would be centred on my character. 

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"The other thing is, it did take eight years to get it made and that wasn't all eight years of convincing people. It takes a long time to write stuff."

This comes after The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey told The Sun: '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.'

The Greatest Showman was released in December 2017 and grossed $435 million (£341m) worldwide.