Since Dawson’s Creek, Michelle Williams has gone on to have quite the prolific career. While she’s done everything from genre films to indie classics, winning several awards in the process, it somehow feels like she’s just scratching the surface.
Over the last few years, Williams has achieved mainstream success in films such as The Greatest Showman and Venom. As we all know, the latter branched off into a semi-successful franchise. Now, there were also plans for the former to be built up into a franchise too. However, those plans got lost in the shuffle when Disney purchased the film’s distributor, 20th Century Fox.
In a recent interview with Variety, Williams confessed that she still had hope for a Greatest Showman sequel. She said, “I would make another one of those in a heartbeat…I wish they’d make a sequel.”
She added that both her mother and daughter’s love for the soundtrack constantly reminds her of the joy she had making the film, “I really love that movie. My daughter Matilda [sings] those songs. My mom is still listening to that soundtrack.”
She also explained how the movie was the epitome of why she loved acting in the first place, saying, “That movie brought so much joy to so many people and to make people that happy, man that is a worthwhile thing to spend your time doing.”
In the interview, Williams also brought up Venom 3 briefly. As of right now, she has no idea where the story will go, or if she’ll be brought back. But she’d return in a heartbeat.
“I have every intention of continuing with the series,” she said. “I certainly hope they bring me back.”
Not only does she find appearing in a superhero film like Venom fun, she loves the unexpected challenges the role has presented her with too. She pointed to the moments in which she’s had to sport the symbiote. She said, “Pretending that a monster is getting into your body and then taking over and leaving your body, that’s hard.”
A few weeks ago, Sony officially announced Venom 3 at CinemaCon, so more announcements are imminent. As for a potential The Greatest Showman sequel, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Currently, the film is available to stream on Disney+.
As for Williams, later this year she can be seen in Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans.