The Greatest Showman 2? Zac Efron hints a sequel smash hit musical is in the works

1 May 2019, 10:43 | Updated: 1 May 2019, 10:46

Zac Efron has hinted there may be a The Greatest Showman 2 in the works
Zac Efron has hinted there may be a The Greatest Showman 2 in the works. Picture: Getty / 20th Century Fox

By Giorgina Hamilton

Zac Efron has confirmed that there "could be" a The Greatest Showman 2 in the works - and we cannot wait!

Zac, who played Phillip Carlyle in 2017's The Greatest Showman said: said "Hugh [Jackman] is working on all sorts of things including a one man show. What's next? I don't know but I hope there is a sequel."

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the High School Musical star added: "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."

The Greatest Showman Australian Premiere - Arrivals
The Greatest Showman Australian Premiere - Arrivals. Picture: Getty

Director of The Greatest Showman Michael Gracey has told The Sun that talk of a sequel is ongoing.

"When a movie becomes as big a success as this, it’s only natural there is demand for a sequel," he said. “So those discussions have started and we are working on one right now."

So far, so good - the initial signals are we could soon see Hugh Jackman back on our screens as P. T. Barnum very soon!

Hugh wowed audiences in February when he performed the title song at the Brit Awards, and he will soon stage his own The Man. The Music. The Show tour, which stops at the O2 Arena for six nights in June.

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Hugh Jackman has also hinted that Robbie Williams was planning to join him on stage when the global tour arrives in the UK.

"I'm a big fan of having guests on tour, concerts should feel like something happened that night that couldn't happen anywhere else," Hugh said."So, I don't know if I should say, but Robbie's going to join me at one point."

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Zac, who is currently doing a promotional tour for his new movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Hugh Jackman and Zendaya found huge success with the 2017 musical.

The Greatest Showman was so popular a spin-off album of reworked classic from the film was released with tracks by James Arthur, Years & Years and Anne-Marie recording their own versions of the soundtrack.