There’s good news for Mamma Mia fans this week. A potential third film in the franchise isn’t off the table! Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again writer and director, Ol Parker, has teased the possibility of Mamma Mia 3.
Parker, 53, has recently been promoting the DVD release of his most recent project, Ticket to Paradise, which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. And naturally, press has been asking him about some of the other projects he has in the works. In an interview with Screen Rant, Parker revealed that the producer behind the first two movies, Judy Craymer, always wanted a third film.
“Judy Craymer, the genius producer behind the musical and the first two films, always plans for it to be a trilogy. That’s all I can say,” Parker states.
“The first one made an enormous amount of money, and I think we made a fair amount, too. I know that there is a hunger for a third, and I know that she has a plan. Wouldn’t it be lovely?” he adds.
Back in 2020, Craymer wasn’t shy in talking about her plans, trying to figure out an idea for Mamma Mia 3. She had also noted that she was planning to use four new ABBA songs in the film, which had been penned by band members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.
“I was meant to have been getting on with that, in my head, during these months. But then I got hit with COVID fog,” Craymer said at the time. “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.”
Amanda Seyfried Weighs in on Potential Mamma Mia 3
Star of the franchise, Amanda Seyfried, 37, had previously noted that she wasn’t sure a third film would be possible, specifically due to the lack of ABBA material they had to work with.
“Listen, every single person in that movie would say yes in a heartbeat because we want to hang out with each other. That’s what we talked about last time, like did we ever think that we’d end up here again on an Island in Croatia?” Seyfried recalls.
“So yeah, 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.” she added.
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