Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Streep in serious talks for "Mamma Mia!" 3

This was not the immediate news I was hoping to get out of Cannes. Baz Bamigboye at Deadline interviewed Meryl and got the most specific information about the rumors of her signing on for a third round of Mamma Mia! that we heard thus far. Meryl was quoted as saying that "of course I want to do it. I don’t know how they’re going to do it. They have an idea. I haven’t heard it yet but it’s in [my diary] and I’m going to hear about it pretty soon." Her agent Kevin Huvane then added that they were "optimistic" about it. 

Fine. I'm getting pretty desperate to see Meryl in something new and interesting. This is definitely not it. But as always, I'm in favor of Meryl doing something, and if there are talks for this movie, maybe there are talks for others. At the very least, it's pretty obvious that Meryl has no immediate plans for retiring from the screen altogether. Would a Mamma Mia! trilogy be so bad as part of her film legacy? I guess not. Hell, maybe the third time will be the charm. The second installment was technically a better film, but Meryl was in it so little. Hopefully, if this moves forward, Meryl will have a big part, and it will be both high quality and entertaining. 


  1. Mamma Mia made me a Meryl fan. She had always said that she didn't make sequels to her films and that is why her cameo in MM2 was understandable. What I can't understand is her change of mentality regarding the third part. Meryl has been saying publicly for some time that she wants to do MM3 and it was also commented that she didn't like that her character was killed. There are rumors that the film's plot will occur between the time period of the first and second film. This movie was very special for the entire cast.
    Sorry for my English.

    1. Exactly this! This is why I will always be excited for Mamma Mia developments. Also, it has been a gateway (with DWP) to legions of fans (especially new generations!), which ultimately benefits us all!

    2. Yes!!!
      The strange thing about all this is that Meryl said no (only cameo) to the second movie and now she seems enthusiastic with this third part. Why?

    3. Initally she said she wasn't sure she could do as much as she did physically and wanted the young actors to shine but in the retrospective article that came out last year she said that once she was filming and did her parts she had so much fun and ended up wishing she had more to do.

  2. While I'm happy that Meryl may finally be involved in a film and that she has fans who adore Mamma Mia, I'm just a tad deflated hoping she will sink her teeth into something more dramatic and character-building (think of all the current great directors she could have worked with - Alfonso Cuaron, Yorgos Lathimos, etc). Oh well, maybe she will surprise us.