Over the weekend, we got excited when rumours began swirling that a third Mamma Mia! may be happening.
The original film was released in 2008 starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried. It scored a second film, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, in 2018 heading back in time into the main character, Donna’s past.
Creator of the films, Judy Craymer, said that the films were “meant to be a trilogy” hinting that more ABBA action could be coming.
Speaking with Daily Mail, the 62-year-old said that she was supposed to be using this recent time in lockdown to develop plans for the third movie.
“I was meant to have been getting on with that [a third movie], in my head, during these months. But then I got hit with COVID fog,” Craymer said, admitting that she found it difficult to concentrate with everything going in on the world.
“I think one day there will be another film, because there’s mean to be a trilogy, you see. I know Universal would like me to do it.”
However, lead star Amanda Seyfried has now quashed our hopes that a third film is on the way.
“Listen, every single person in that movie would say yes in a heartbeat because we want to hang out with each other,” she told Collider.
“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?”
However, she added:
“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,” she added.
“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.”
Look, we’re still going to cross our fingers that it happens anyway!