Mamma Mia Stars Have Teased A Possible Third Film
“We may have to call it Grand-Mamma Mia! by the time we make it!”
It’s been over five years since we last saw Sophie, her three dads, along with Donna and the Dynamos running around a Greek island. Well, correction it’s been five years since Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was released, but we’ve watched it religiously since then.
But could we be getting a third installment in the Mamma Mia series? Well, possibly as not one, not two…but basically the whole cast have opened up about a possible return to Villa Donna.
Vogue recently decided to do the Lord’s work, and published Thank You for the Music: An Oral History of Mamma Mia! and spoke to the cast and crew about their experience working on the infamous films. Needless to say the subject of another Mamma Mia installment was brought up, and there are quite a few willing participants.
Starting off strong Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley expressed their interest in a third film. Saying: “Universal would love to make a third movie, and I’ll leave it at that”
The woman, the myth, the legend that is Amanda Seyfried also said she would love to reprise her role as Sophie, but was honest about the challenges standing in their way.
Admitting: “Nobody is saying no, but nobody is saying yes either. The powers that be probably can’t afford us to be honest. I hate to say it, because would I do Mamma Mia 3 for free — of course I would — but that’s not the business we’re in.”
“What’s fair is fair, and I feel like a third film is gonna come down to something stupid like whether or not Universal wants to pay the money.”
The legendary Meryl Streep is on board for a third addition…and isn’t let the fact that her character, Donna, passed away stop her from reprising the role.
“I’m up for anything, I’ll have to schedule a knee scoping before we film, but if there’s an idea that excites me, I’m totally there. I told [producer Judy Craymer] if she could figure out a way to reincarnate Donna, I’m into that. Or it could be like in one of those soap operas where Donna comes back and reveals it was really her twin sister that died.”
“We may have to call it Grand-Mamma Mia! by the time we make it!,” she joked.
And Bill Anderson himself, a.k.a. Stellan Skarsgard also expressed interest, joking: “I will be in an urn by the time there’s a script for Mamma Mia 3. But I will gladly participate as a pile of ashes.”
Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer shared that a third film was in the works, all the way back in 2020 but there hasn’t been many updates since. So in the meantime, we’ll have to settle for a re-watch!
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