Mamma Mia! fans, we have some potentially exciting news.In an interview with the Daily Mail last week, Judy Craymer – a producer behind the original stage production – said that the franchise focusing on ABBA’s music could, one day, feature a third movie.”I was meant to have been getting on with that [planning a third movie], in my head, during these months. But then I got hit with Covid fog,” she said. “I think one day there will be another film, because there’s meant to be a trilogy, you see.”
“I know Universal would like me to do it,” she said, explaining that she’d like to use the four new ABBA songs that Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have written for the virtual concert they’ve planned with fellow band members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
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This is big news for fans of the 2008 original and sequel Here We Go Again a decade later, which saw Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper were, of course, Sophie and Sky, and they were joined by Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth playing Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. But unfortunately, Amanda Seyfried isn’t as hopeful as Craymer about a third movie.
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Speaking to Collider about the success of the second film and the possibility of a third, the actress said: “Well, it’s a better story because they had something to grow on. The first story had to match the stage show so they were kind of stuck.
“With the second story, it could have been anything. Having Meryl’s character die gave us so many good storylines. It was kind of a genius idea because you’re like, ‘No, we don’t want to lose her’. But at the same time, look at what you can do, you can go back.””I wish there was a Mamma Mia 3, but I’ll tell you what – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and I hope I’m wrong again – I don’t think there are enough ABBA songs to make a third movie. Because we’d have to use ‘Super Trooper’ again and we’d have to use ‘Mamma Mia’ again and have to use them in a different way.”As much as it pains us to admit it, she kinda has a point.