Possible Greatest Showman Sequel

Possible Greatest Showman Sequel

Avery Rosenbaum, Writer

The movie The Greatest Showman left fans on the edge of their seats since August 14, 2019 and has a lot to owe. Fans were not only expecting a second movie in 2020, but a better one. The movie/musical The Greatest Showman was a one hit wonder in 2019. The comical input, the message developed, even the songs, characters, and plot quickly became fan favorites. The Greatest Showman even earned producers and directors $345 billion dollars. Could this profit possibly be put to a sequel? That’s what has fans wondering. 

Actor Hugh Jackman stated in an interview with HMV, “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.” Even though this film did have a very clear beginning, middle, and ending with a closed note, fans are still wondering what could possibly happen with the sequel. It’s not clearly directed that there is going to be a part two to this movie, but considering a year has passed, Disney must be up to something. Word got out that a release date was possible in December of 2021 but everyone’s still unsure. 

Fans are wondering if a sequel does take place, will the casting be the same or different. People say the actors in the movies made such an impact that they just cant be replaced, it may be the biggest film some of these stars have ever shot in. Hugh Jackman as PT Barnum, will stay the same as he stated, ¨I would like to be part of it for sure, but I don’t know if it would be centred on my character. ” The real question is will the star Phillip Carlye still be played by Zac Effron, or will the star Ann Wheeler still be played by Zendaya.  This is still up for grabs and played by ear. 


Plotting The Greatest Showman sequel would be a challenge because of the closure to the beginning film. It ended on a closed note, no cliffhangers. Building off of a plot that ended well would be a challenge considering towards the end everything was at peace, resolved, and figured out. The second film of The Greatest Showman would have to possibly be about a completely new topic, new characters, new everything, meaning if someone who was never interested in the first movie and never watched it, could easily be up to date and caught on, and fans aren’t mad about that. For sure though, fans will be angered if The Greatest Showman sequel isn’t happening.