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'Mamma Mia' Creator Says A Third Movie Will Happen

'Mamma Mia' Creator Says A Third Movie Will Happen

Mama Mia! fans - we've got big news.

The musical's creator has just revealed there will be a third film in the franchise, adding that it was always "meant to be a trilogy". Yaaaas.

Yep, speaking to the Daily Mail, Judy Craymer said she was planning to use lockdown to conceptualise Mamma Mia! The Movie 3.

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However, she added that the ongoing pandemic had made it hard to concentrate.

"I was meant to have been getting on with that, in my head, during these months. But then I got hit with Covid fog,' she told me, from her country home in Warwickshire," she said.

'I think one day there will be another film, because there's meant to be a trilogy, you see."

Could our favourite characters soon be back on screen? (Credit: Universal)
Could our favourite characters soon be back on screen? (Credit: Universal)
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Claiming that it had already got the go-ahead from movie bosses, she added: "I know Universal would like me to do it".

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While Judy didn't divulge what a third movie would look like, or who would star in it, she did tease that she wanted to use four new Abba numbers written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus for their virtual concert with Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Both the previous Mamma Mia! films went down a storm in the box office, with the 2008 film and its 2018 sequel collecting just over $1bn (£806m) between them worldwide.

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Mama Mia creator Judy Craymer (Credit: PA)
Mama Mia creator Judy Craymer (Credit: PA)

The movie creator brought Mamma Mia! to life after working with Andersson and Ulvaeus on Chess.

She then secured the rights to their songs, hired a stellar cast, and the rest is history.

The big names in Mama Mia! include Meryl Streep, Lily James, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski and Stellan Skarsgård.

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Judy added that she had also toyed with the idea of adapting Here We Go Again for the stage, but conceded that theatre wasn't in the right way do consider it seriously right now.

Honestly, the thought of singing along to *four* new Abba songs sends us weak at the knees!

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