The Greatest Showman absolutely smashed the box office last year with the film - and the album - topping the charts long after its release. It's no surprise then that a The Greatest Showman sequel is on the cards, and fans are eager for any updates. Earlier this month Hugh Jackman gave an update on the film, and now Zac Efron has given his update.
Efron, who is promoting his Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile, was on The Graham Norton Show when he was asked about the sequel. “Hugh [Jackman] is working on all sorts of things including a one-man show," he said. “What’s next? I don’t know but I hope there’s a sequel.” While that is a little unclear on whether it's a go or not he also told The Sun: "So those discussions have started and we are working on one [a sequel] right now."
It looks like Efron will be joining Jackman for part two then! Jackman talked about the sequel when he featured on BBC Radio 2. “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. I think right now there's more emphasis being put on what will happen with... I was doing my show, will there be another live version'. No one is really sure right now, so that's the honest truth."
“But I think someone is working on a treatment for something... I know they are, they're working on a treatment for something.” When he was pushed and asked if he'd return as PT Barnum he said he didn'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," he said. “The other thing is, it did take eight years to get [the first movie] made and that wasn't all eight years of convincing people. It takes a long time to write stuff.”
Let's hope those discussions get a move on...