If you have not heard of it yet, The Greatest Showman is a 2017 musical, starring Hugh Jackman, inspired by legendary P.T. Barnum and his creation of the Barnum & Bailey circus. It has been a phenomenal success in theaters, in soundtrack sales and on the rewards circuit. But what’s greater then The Greatest Showman? Well having your own pops!
Funko is releasing the Greatest Showman Funko Pops and wave includes P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron), Anne Wheeler (Zendaya) and Bearded Lady (Keala Settle). All these figures are available for pre-order from MaltaComics, at a special limited time offer of €10.99 each. They are scheduled to ship in January 2020.
While you’re at it, take the oppurtunity to watch the movie. If you did not know, Wolverine (also played by Jackman) provided inspiration:
“We wrote every song for Hugh, knowing it was going to be Hugh,” The Greatest Showman composer Justin Paul revealed around the film’s release.
“It was really helpful because we managed to … sort of, it gives you an extra litmus test when you write. Because when you write something, you have to ask, “How does that sound come out of [Hugh’s mouth]?” It looked a lot like, ‘OK, we write songs that Wolverine has to sing. So, how can we make him as cool and muscular as he is? And give Barnum a bit of that swaggering air that I know Michael [Gracey] wanted him to have. We were able to write the songs with this little editing filter, which was: ‘Remember that Hugh sings this. So, how can we make it better for him. “