The plot of the Mamma Mia! film sequel has been a big secret since the movie plans were announced, but this morning's release of the first official trailer hints at a few things to come. Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! are Academy Award victor Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. That is what's explored in Mamma Mia!
Already finding herself in a predicament, Sophie's world is turned upside down after learning her grandma (Cher) makes an unexpected visit to their Greek island of Kalokairi. The Movie are Academy Award victor Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. And, from the looks of this trailer, that relationship could use some work. "I wanna make some memories", says James, as the film teases a montage of her fun, yet dramatic early years.
Along with Sophie's story, the movie also cuts back to a young Donna (Lily James) as she falls in love with Sophie's three possible dads, played in present-day action byPierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth. One fan went as far to tweet that Cher's entrance in this trailer was "the most iconic moment of 2017". The movie's release date is July 20, 2018. Fingers crossed, y'all, fingers crossed.
For her part, Seyfried says the new movie is "extraordinary".
Legend Meryl Streep was also shown briefly in
Is the sequel a Donna en memoriam? It's hard to deny the similarities, which is why I'm just going to start saying "Welcome to Mamma Mia!". The sequel's producer shared a cast photo of Mama Mia 2 on social media, and Meryl Streep is in it. "She wasn't scared because she had me", it could read as her realizing she, too, can endure a pregnancy without her mother by her side.
After saying that, though, they admitted having her play Streep's mom is "still a stretch".
However, some found comfort in the surprise appearance of another icon of a certain age, the 71-year-old Cher, who shows up as Sophie's grandmother at the end of the trailer-an interesting casting choice given Cher is just three years older than Streep.
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