Top Stories

Gerard Butler To Star in Phantom Sequel?

Gerard Butler To Star in Phantom Sequel?

Gerard Butler struts his sexy self down Robertson Boulevard after having lunch at the Newsroom Cafe in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.

According to UK’s Daily Express, Gerard, 38, is to star in a stage version of the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.

Andrew Lloyd Webber wants to bring Gerry to the London stage as the Phantom, a role he played in the 2004 film. He said, “I have got my own new show coming on next year, which is my sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which I think is going to be called Phantom: Once Upon Another Time. But that will come on in November next year, if everything goes well.”

A source reveals,“Because it’s a sequel to a film which helped the career rise of Gerard, Lord Andrew believes he will do it. There could be another film down the line. There’s a massive audience out there who love the original, another is that he could run the casting for the West End show as a film, too.”

55+ pictures inside of Scottish stud Gerard Butler

Like Just Jared on Facebook
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 01
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 02
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 03
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 04
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 05
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 06
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 07
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 08
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 09
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 10
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 11
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 12
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 13
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 14
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 15
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 16
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 17
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 18
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 19
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 20
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 21
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 22
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 23
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 24
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 25
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 26
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 27
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 28
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 29
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 30
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 31
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 32
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 33
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 34
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 35
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 36
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 37
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 38
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 39
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 40
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 41
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 42
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 43
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 44
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 45
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 46
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 47
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 48
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 49
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 50
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 51
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 52
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 53
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 54
gerard butler phantom of the opera sequel 55

JJ Links Around The Web

Christopher Polk/Getty

75 Comments

Pages: [1] 2 3 » Show All
# 3

LOVE HIM!

# 4

I loved POTO with the Butler. In fact it made me a huge fan of Gerard but I hope he won’t try to do this sequel either on the stage or as a film. Sequels mostly suck and Gerard has come to far to but a huge amount of energy into a genre that he doesn’t have the natural singing skills to truly great in. He should better work on drama, comedy, westerns, action, sci-fi, mysteries…not musicals.

I’m thinking ALW is getting burned out if all he can come up with is a sequel to his masterpiece. It can only detract from POTO in the long run.

# 5

FIRST!
He’s a hottie!

# 6

FIRST?!
He’s hot!

# 8

Shirt is a size too small, but other than that he looks HOT!

# 9

He’s very very hot!

The one and only Scottish Stud. Work it baby.

He’s ok, I really don’t get why women go crazy over him. He seems like an a*s and kinda full of himself, plus he could use a razor and usually dresses like a drunk. Other then that tho, he’s ok. I actually think he looks nice here and the pics of him eating well, I can do without them. I don’t know why paps stalk people.

Maybe he can Hire Miranda Kerr in this movie since he likes her so much, but if she tries acting she would suck, no one wants to hear her anyoing Australian accent squelling the whole way through a movie.

volleyballgrl @ 06/06/2008 at 12:11 am

am i the only one that doesn’t see anything sexy about him?? lol

luvmesomegerry @ 06/06/2008 at 12:15 am

What a gorgeous man! I love those lovely sausage fingers. More close ups of those please!!! And leave the man alone while he’s eating, come on now!

I like the photo of GB in the ladies clothing store. Funny!

I think he looks great, and he should go for it if he wants to, he has great talent and can make anything work. I do question some of the guys around him in some of those pictures though, the guy with the sandals that appear to have sequins on them and the guy in the purple shirt, I hope these are not super close friends of his, considering how lots of people think Gerard is gay. he has said he isn’t and those guys look a little strange.

Gas is 4.59? That’s wack!

I love gerard

#13 why would you even waste your time looking at pics of someone you don’t find sexy??

pretty_green_girl @ 06/06/2008 at 1:16 am

Gerard is so sexy and I would love to see him in another Phantom movie!!!

He acts bother but why would he go for lunch on Robertson if he wanted privacy? I’ve eaten at most of the places these people go and they’re not that good that if you’re a celeb you have to have their food. There are plenty of other options with way better food on less crowded, pap filled streets.

#19 I’m pretty sure #13 had to look, seeing it’s a slow day on here. There’s not much else to see.

PLEASE NO @ 06/06/2008 at 1:54 am

If you are a true POTO fan then you hated the movie because GB was Erik. If you have ever seen some of the great Phantom’s on stage – Michael Crawford, Davis Gaines, JOJ, there is no way you could think GB did that part justice. I can perhaps understand if you haven’t seen anyone decent on stage but Butler just doesn’t compare to the magic the gifted performers bring to the role on stage. How can Andrew cast someone who can’t sing in the stage version? GB talked most of the lyrics to the songs because he couldn’t hit those tenor notes. ALW owes it to his Phans to actually cast someone w/ talent to be in the seuqal. The movie was critically & at the box office a disaster. Does ALW want the sequal to be a disaster too? If so he should cast GB. The only one from the movie that could play in the stage version of POTO is Patrick Wilson. Even Emmy who has a good voice could never perform the role of Christine night after night. Her voice just isn’t strong enough. I used to really love ALW but i am so over him if he casts GB in the sequal.

#21,

there’s something called personal taste. I happen to have seen a number of great stage phantoms, and I still love the 2004 movie. it’s a different take on it. less classical singing, more rock music-y, some Leroux references and some rearrangements (such as the crashing of the chandelier) to make the transition from stage to film. okay, so the ‘sunburn’ was a bit of a joke, but aside from that… if the movie is not your cup of tea, then that’s perfectly fine. but to say Gerard can’t sing is an immature and personal insult, and just not true. he sings DIFFERENTLY because he’s very obviously not classically trained, but he CAN sing. I personally don’t like Michael Crawford’s voice too much because I find it too high and not masculine enough, but I do acknowledge he is a fantastic singer. Same goes for Sarah Brightman, btw. But somehow Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman fans can’t seem to make that sort of concession to Butler and Rossum. People also often forget that Crawford and Brightman had years and years of training when they played the roles. Considering that Butler and Rossum only had a few months, I reckon they did a terrific job.

Also if you look up the definition of disaster, you’ll find you’re wrong. go to box office mojo and search for Phantom of the Opera. the production budget was $70 million, and it grossed a total of $155 million. that’s hardly a financial disaster, is it? and the reviews were mixed, not bad.

Gerard Butler was simply dreadful as the phantom. I can see what they were looking for when they cast him, but I am very sure they had better expectations of him. He just wasn’t up to it in practice. And it is ridiculous to suggest that it is reasonable to need to make excuses.

And the suggestion that he could possibly play the phantom on stage is nonsense! And that has nothing to do with personal taste. To sing 8 performances a week is a completely different issue to singing on occasion. It isn’t just about being able to sing it (which he has already demonstrated he can’t anyway), it is about being able to continue to sing it and about being able to do so without destroying the voice in the process.

No not a sequel. I´m probably one of the few who hated the film.
btw, I wish gerard would settle down, and that he doesn´t in to full time bachelor like clooney.

Pages: [1] 2 3 » Show All

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here