Mamma Mia! left a lasting impression in 2008 as the cast transported viewers to Greece while singing ABBA’s greatest hits — and one film just wasn’t enough.
Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried captivated audiences as mother-daughter duo Donna and Sophie in the original movie. In hopes of getting answers about her father’s identity, Sophie contacts three of her mom’s former flames — Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Bill (Stellan Skarsgård) and Harry (Colin Firth) — before her wedding.
While fans never officially learn who Sophie’s dad is, the men all agree to stay in her life as father figures. Meanwhile, the love story that plays out between Donna and Sam makes viewers lust for a European fairy tale of their own.
A decade after the musical’s success, producer Judy Craymer gave fans a second film filled with more ABBA tunes and mischief on the Greek isles. 2018’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again introduced viewers to a young Donna, played by Lily James, and her three whirlwind romances.
Donna’s origin story also brought Cher into the mix as her mother, Ruby Sheridan. The entire original cast also returned including Donna’s grown-up BFFs Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski), who played a big part in both stories.
After the success of the first two films, Craymer also teased the possibility of a third blockbuster — and many of the movie’s stars have hinted at wanting to go back to Greece one last time.
Scroll down to see what the cast and creators of the Mamma Mia! franchise have said about making it a trilogy: