A leaked trailer for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! has been making the rounds on the internet, leaving many fans of the hit movie musical confused. Thankfully, the Mamma Mia 2 trailer features Cher, revealing what her role will be in her highly anticipated return to acting.
The trailer first showed up on Twitter. After being taken down there, it found its way to Vimeo. Mamma Mia 2 is a sequel and prequel, going back in time to when Meryl Streep’s character Donna Sheriden got pregnant with her child, played later by Amanda Seyfried.
Many people are freaking out on Twitter after this trailer leaked because it looks like Meryl Streep may not actually be back after all since her character was killed off. Reports all summer included Streep in the film, but that may only refer to previously shot footage from the first film included in the second.
One person tweeted: “you’re telling me; I’ve waited 10 years for mamma mia 2 and they killed off donna sheridan; keep ur goddamn movie I don’t care how iconic #2 is gonna be; no meryl, no mamma.”
Honestly, we were surprised when we heard Streep was making a return to the film franchise. But even though there are doubts as to how good a sequel to Mamma Mia will be, Seyfried claims the sequel may actually be better than the original.
“Truthfully, when they were like, ‘We’re making Mamma Mia 2,’ I was like, ‘That’s going to be terrible,'” Amanda told Entertainment Weekly. “But it’s not! It’s amazing.”
Actress Lily James plays the younger version of Streep’s character Donna, who Seyfried says stepped right into the role with ease.
She also admitted that she had the “time of [her] life” filming the sequel, and that it even exceeded her experience on the first 2008 film.
“I actually had a better time than I did shooting the first movie,“ she continued. “Everybody’s back together and it’s been 10 years. There’s so much love and so much family that it’s infused 100 times in this movie. It was so unexpected for me.”
The Mamma Mia 2 trailer ends with Cher touching down from a helicopter, revealing to the audience that she is Amanda Seyfried’s grandmother, which would make her Meryl Streep’s mother.
The original 2008 movie was a blockbuster, grossing more than $600 million worldwide. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! hits theaters on July 20, 2018.
Watch the Mamma Mia 2 trailer here:
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