The Greatest Showman is getting a sequel starring Hugh Jackman

23 February 2019, 17:34

By Tom Eames

This is the Greatest Show... again.

Fans can't get enough of Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman, and they are now getting rewarded with a sequel.

The film performed far greater than anyone could have predicted, as the story about the life of circus magnate PT Barnum made an incredible $435 million at the box office and won a Grammy Award.

Director 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."

Hugh Jackman wowed audiences this week 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.

Earlier this week, he 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."