Here We Go Again: The Mamma Mia 2 Trailer Is Here

Here We Go Again: The Mamma Mia 2 Trailer Is Here

Picking up where the original left off, the movie sees a now-pregnant Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfried) reunited with her trio of possible dads (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård) on a Greek island where her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), has been running an inn.

We also catch a glimpse of a radiant-looking Cher, who plays Sophie's grandmother in her first big screen appearance since 2010. Plus the footage of Streep in the trailer is all from the 2008 original.

The lack of present day Donna, coupled with the fact that the character is talked about in the past tense, has led many fans to the conclusion that the character must have passed away.

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The movie is scheduled for release next July. The trailer then shows Lily James as young Donna in a series of flashbacks to her youth. If you're not familiar with the original - beloved for its script, acting and soundtrack - it features a young woman about to be married. And it looks like the younger version of Streep's character is played by Lily James. "Your mother was the bravest person we ever knew", Rosie (played by Julie Walters) says to a pregnant Sophie. "Let me tell you how she did it, all on her own". In the end, Sam's the man and, having been Donna's true love, ends up marrying her. Sophie has her answer, everyone's happy, they go off singing, and the story is finished. Seyfried's Sophie later says, "I've never felt closer to my mom. 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. She also only appears in the trailer in scenes from the first movie.

Is the sequel a Donna en memoriam?

What do you think of the new additions to the cast? Perhaps Meryl Streep will get to make a grand entrance as well, when it turns out her character is in fact not dead, she just had amnesia and was on a world tour with the three hunky actors from The Early Years.

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