The Greatest Showman was a surprising box office hit in 2017. The musical featuring Hugh Jackman wowed audiences with its performances and songs inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum. It currently sits as the third highest-grossing musical movie to date and was nominated for three Golden Globes (taking home the award for Best Song) and an Oscar. This was all despite dismal early predictions for the film’s performance. Now we have word that work on a sequel to the film is currently underway.
Director Michael Gracey spoke recently with The Sun and revealed that he and Hugh Jackman were already fast at work on a new film. “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 said. At this point, details aren’t currently known for the script or any returning actors other than Jackman. Songwriters Pasek and Paul who helped to make the first film a hit with their music, are expected to return to write the new score.
The Greatest Showman was released by 20th Century Fox, which is currently in the process of being acquired by Disney. This means that the sequel will technically be a Disney film. Although it’s not known if it will carry the Fox label, or if Disney will rebrand the company after absorbing it.
Source: The Sun
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox
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