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Hugh Jackman is set to make a sequel to ‘The Greatest Showman’.

The 53-year-old actor portrayed circus owner PT Barnum in the 2017 musical and he admitted he would be happy to reprise the role if the script was solid.

He told People magazine: “I’m always open, if they have a good idea. Yeah, I’m open!

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He also joked about loving sequels after his appearances as Wolverine in a series of ‘X-Men’ movies: “Listen, if you know anything about my filmography, you’ll know I’m totally against sequels under all their forms No more than nine films!

Meanwhile, Hugh is currently performing in ‘The Music Man’ on Broadway in New York and he admitted he was delighted to have the theater back up and running after long shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “I think there’s a huge community need to come together…so I just knew at some point we were coming back.”

And he praised his show’s choreographer, Warren Carlyle, 50, for motivating him during the lockdown as they continued to rehearse “three to four times a week”.

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He added: “For a year and a half, we danced. Listen. I have to dance every night against Sutton Foster. I better bring it.

The Aussie actor’s comments on ‘The Greatest Showman’ come after his co-star Michelle Williams – who played his on-screen wife Charity – admitted she would be making a sequel “in a heartbeat”.

The pregnant star – who has Matilda, 16, with the late Heath Ledger, and baby boy Hart with husband Thomas Kail – added: “This movie has brought so much joy to so many people and made people so happy, man this is something worth spending your time doing.

“My daughter Matilda sang these songs. My mother always listens to this soundtrack.

“I love doing things for kids that are full of joy and positivity.”

Upon its release, the film earned $434.9 million at the box office.