Saturday, June 20, 2020

"Mamma Mia!" 3?

Judy Craymer, who produced the original stage version of Mamma Mia! has recently been quoted as saying a third film may be on the horizon. Apparently she's been planning to develop the latest iteration of the musical, stating that "it was always meant to be a trilogy." Craymer plans to include new material form Abba. 

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I was originally annoyed that Meryl was going to do a sequel, but I ended up actually liking it better (as a whole film) than the original. And while Meryl's part was very small, I struggle to understand how they could incorporate Donna again, considering she was already dead in the "Here We Go Again."

Regardless, both films were huge box office successes. Maybe it would be kind of fun if Meryl were to round out the franchise and be involved in a trilogy (assuming it ended at three). But I'm not holding my breath. 


  1. There are very few good ABBA songs left and the story was wrapped up nicely before. Thus just smacks of greed.

  2. They could do a prequel to the sequel, some Streepers including me have an idea for it:

    the 3rd and final movie would take place after the first one and would include happy moments of donna and sam while sophie and sky are off traveling, until donna gets sick. then everyone comes back to the island, the dynamos and dads, everyone, and there could be flashbacks and stuff, and they do dancing queen one more time while donna isn’t as sick but by the end of the movie everyone is surrounding her in a hospital room or her room at the hotel.

    the crown jewel is the final number which happens in donna’s mind. the song is “thank you for the music” as the franchise needs to end with it as a thank you to ABBA and everyone. donna starts out solo and sings the verses but everyone sings everything else. the tempo could be increased a bit to make it a little more upbeat, and as a whole I think y’all can get the picture. they do the whole song but then the sequence turns back into Donna surrounded by everyone and she sings the final “thank you for the music, for giving it to me” before taking her last breath. this transitions perfectly into sophie singing it at the beginning of mm2.

    Yes it’s a bit sad, but I see the movie as a celebration of her life.

    1. Wow that is very detailed. While I think there's a less than 1% chance of it actually happening this way, if a third film were to come to fruition, I think this would be a great way to go about it.