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Amanda Seyfried Weighs In On the Possibility of 'Mamma Mia 3'

Amanda Seyfried is dishing on another Mamma Mia! movie.

Earlier this week, it was producer Judy Craymer revealed that she was working on possibly making a third installment in the franchise.

During a new interview with Collider, Amanda shared her thoughts on a possible third movie – and she isn’t that convinced it could happen right now.

“Well it’s a better story, because they had something to grow on,” Amanda said of the sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. “Like the first story had to match the stage show. So it was like, they were kind of stuck. With the second story, it could have been anything. Having Meryl [Streep]’s character die kind of gave us so many good storylines. It was kind of a genius idea because you’re like, no, we don’t want to lose her. But at the same time, look at what you can do, you can go back. And Lily James can play young Meryl. It was just perfect. It was so well written.”

“Listen, every single person in that movie would say yes in a heartbeat because we want to hang out with each other,” Amanda continued. “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?”

Despite wanting to reunite with the cast again, Amanda isn’t sure there is a story or enough ABBA music for a third movie.

“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,” Amanda admitted. “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.”

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A Third 'Mamma Mia' Movie Is Reportedly In The Works

Mamma Mia #3 could actually be happening, according to one producer.

Producer Judy Craymer revealed to Daily Mail that a third movie is being planned, however, the coronavirus pandemic got in the way of some of the plans for it.

“I was meant to have been getting on with that, in my head, during these months,” she said. “But then I got hit with COVID fog.”

Judy added that she thinks “one day there will be another film because there’s meant to be a trilogy, you see.”

She also revealed the planned third movie would have four brand new songs penned by ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

This one star of the franchise recently reunited with the cast for a virtual Zoom call!

Lily James Reunites With 'Mamma Mia 2' Cast During Quarantine

Lily James reunited with her Mamma Mia 2 cast while during quarantine over the weekend.

The 31-year-old actress called up Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine, and Hugh Skinner for a Zoom call and Lily shared the snap to her Instagram Stories.

“Mamma Mia 3. It’s happening,” Lily captioned on the image.

Just before Mamma Mia 2 hit theaters, Lily and her co-stars dreamed up the plot for a Mamma Mia 3, should there be one.

“Dream plotline: We go back and look at Ruby and her journey through heartbreak and beyond,” Keenan, who played the younger version of Tanya, shared with ET.

Lily added that Senor Cienfuegos would also have to be part of the plot, too.

Lily is also pictured in the gallery below, running some essential errands throughout the week in London.

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Cher Announces 'Dancing Queen' Album Release Date, Track Listing!

Amazing news – Cher has officially announced her Abba cover album, Dancing Queen, being released on September 28!

“I’ve always liked Abba and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times,” Cher said on Thursday (August 9). “After filming ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ I was reminded again of what great and timeless songs they wrote and started thinking ‘why not do an album of their music?’ The songs were harder to sing than I imagined but I’m so happy with how the music came out. I’m really excited for people to hear it. It’s a perfect time.”

The first single off of the album will be “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”

Click inside to see the track list for the album…More Here! »

Meryl Streep in 'Mamma Mia 2': Creator Talks That Major Decision About Donna!

SPOILER ALERT - don’t continue reading if you don’t want to read what happens in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which is now in theaters!

Creator of the musical and the movies, Judy Craymer, is speaking to THR about the choice to “kill off” Donna, the character played by Meryl Streep.

“Well, she just wasn’t good enough, you know? [Laughs],” Judy joked about Meryl‘s acting ability. “To be honest, she was always a part of it. Would we have done another film without her? She was so glorious in the first movie and has so much affection for Mamma Mia! So, she was always a part of a conversation of another film. I think for her, it was a matter of what and how, and we also did chat occasionally about it. It was a matter of the right script.”

Judy continued, “Also, Meryl likes to conquer new things and she had played Donna Sheridan and been singing nine or so ABBA songs in the first movie. I think she felt that she liked the idea of leaving this to the younger ones and she wanted to be involved, but she wasn’t gonna take on such a big role. So, I think that helped explore the emotional heft of what [director and co-writer] Ol Parker wrote in the fact that it’s a story of life and marriage and loss and love, but also it’s very important to Meryl what song she does. If she was gonna sing, ‘My Love, My Life’ is a very, very strong song like ‘The Winner Takes It All.’ It’s a huge story telling song, it’s got a big emotional punch and, of course, she has this incredible voice. So, I think there were many decisions there, but it came very much from Meryl being a part of all of them. “

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Is There a 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' End Credits Scene?

The Mamma Mia sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, is hitting theaters in just a few hours and it’s expected to dominate this weekend’s box office!

The film is currently receiving some fun reviews, and when the credits begin rolling, you’re going to want to stay in your seat! There’s a song performed in the credits and after the credits, there’s a quick, fun blooper scene!

Returning to the cast are Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper as Sophie and Sky, Meryl Streep as Donna, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, and Colin Firth as Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry, and Christine Baranski and Julie Walters as Tonya and Rosie.

Joining the cast from the first film Lily James as Young Donna, Cher as Sophie’s grandma, Alexa Davies as young Rosie, Jessica Keenan Wynn as young Tonya, Jeremy Irvine as young Sam, Josh Dylan as young Bill, and Hugh Skinner as young Harry.

Check out the movie, in theaters this weekend!

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Thandie Newton Supports Hubby Ol Parker with Daughters at 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' World Premiere!

It was a family affair at the world premiere of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Thandie Newton hit the blue carpet at the Eventim Apollo to support her director hubby Ol Parker at the big event held on Monday (July 16) in London, England.

The happy couple were also accompanied by their two gorgeous daughters, 17-year-old Ripley and 13-year-old Nico.

“With my slices of home on way to @mammamiamovie premiere,” Thandie captioned with her Instagram post. “So proud of the Daddy! X written and directed by Ol Parker ❤️❤️❤️”


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FYI: Thandie is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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