Well, here we go again. For months the stars of Mama Mia! have been teasing another sequel to the musical series. Star Lily James shared a picture of her on the island of Vis, Croatia mid-May, a location used for Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, on Instagram.
The photo came a few weeks after actor Stellan Skarsgård told Digital Spy that he would love to join a sequel. Even Stellan’s son Alexander Skarsgård threw his hat into the mix by campaigning for a role in the rumored sequel. Even ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus fed the rumor mill when he didn’t rule out a sequel when speaking to Magic Radio.
“I doubt that very much, but I probably said after the first film that there won’t be a second. So, you never know. But, you know, why we did the second film was that [Director Ol] Parker and Richard Curtis came up with this idea and that’s why we did it. So, if someone comes up with an idea for Mamma Mia 3, we’ll have a look at it.”ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaes on the possibility of a third entry to the Mama Mia! series, via Magic Radio
Now, Mamma Mia! co-creator Judy Craymer is speaking on a return to the Greek Isles for Mamma Mia! 3. When speaking with Daily Mail, revealed that she planned on putting some time in on the idea of a sequel but the COVID-19 lockdown postponed those plans.
“I was meant to have been getting on with that, in my head, during these months. But then I got hit with Covid fog, she told me, from her country home in Warwickshire. I think one day there will be another film, because there’s meant to be a trilogy, you see.”–Mamma Mia! co-creator Judy Craymer on Mamma Mia! 3 via Daily Mail
Craymer talked numerous other possibilities for the franchise, including a stage show for based on the second movie, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. With four new songs in the ABBA catalog, written by members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaes for a virtual concert with Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, the inspiration is abundant and the will is obviously there. And as we know, if there is a will, there is a way.
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