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5 August 2019, 13:53
Robbie Williams fans were ecstatic to hear the singer was rumoured to have landed a role in The Greatest Showman sequel alongside Hugh Jackman.
The pair struck up a friendship during Hugh’s world tour, which included dates at London’s O2 Arena.
However, hopes have been dashed after Hugh’s spokesperson denied the sequel rumours.
A spokesperson for Hugh said: “There is no truth to this story.”
The speculation came after a source told the Sunday Mirror: “The Robbie and Hugh bromance is just going from strength to strength.
“Hugh wants space to be made for them to do a number and sing and act in his Greatest Showman sequel.
“Hugh and others are staying quiet until deals with Fox Studios are secured, but he is going to be a producer which means he will have a say on the cast.
“Robbie even doing one number would be fun.”
Robbie had even posted about Hugh on his social media, referring to the ‘Come Alive’ singer as his “man crush”.
Sharing a snap of the pair, Robbie captioned the post: “Hanging with the inimitable @thehughjackman. #ManCrush.”
Hugh shared the appreciation and posted a video of ‘Angels’ singer Robbie at his London show, saying: “One of the greatest entertainers… Mr. @robbiewilliams.”
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.
"Those discussions have started and we are working on one right now.”
Michael went on to note how the first film took eight years to make… hopefully we won’t have to wait that long for the sequel!