Everything You Need to Know About ‘Mamma Mia 2’!

Almost a decade after the original “Mamma Mia” movie hit screens across the world, opening first in Greece, the “Mamma Mia 2” sequel has been greenlit to tentatively premiere in the UK on July 20, 2018, almost ten years exactly after the first film.

The original “Mamma Mia” filmed on the Greek island of Skopelos, and paid special attention to the beautiful Greek landscapes, as well as the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, just like the original Broadway musical.

Not much is known about the movie’s sequel yet, though it will be subtitled “Here We Go Again”.

Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan have already signed on to return to the big screen for “Mamma Mia 2”; other cast members from the original movie rumored to be returning include Amanda Seyfried (playing daughter Sophie), Dominic Cooper as Sky, and Colin Firth as Harry.

Though producers have not yet revealed much about the soundtrack for “Mamma Mia 2”, they mention that some new songs will be added, though old ABBA classics will also be prominently featured.

Writer Ol Parker, the man behind the “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” films, will be writing and directing “Mamma Mia 2”.


  1. Part 2 is filmed in Croatia because the stupid Greek pathetic government has to much red tape and wants too much money to allow films to be filmed in Greece. Pathetic. Why do you not talk about that? This is the problem.

    Croatia has already started a campaign for tourism. They say, “Mama Mia was filmed din Greece, now they realised Croatia is the place to be…”

  2. True, and unfortunate. From the Daily Mail, July 29, 2017.

    Mamma Mia! That’s not Greece, it’s Croatia: Film-makers ditch Skopelos as location of Abba musical sequel in bid to save money
    The 2008 film was a worldwide hit, bringing in around £460 million
    Now Skopelos islanders are devastated the new movie is being shot elsewhere
    Instead the new film will be set in the Dalmatian Island of Vis
    PUBLISHED: 19:12 EDT, 29 July 2017 | UPDATED: 19:26 EDT, 29 July 2017

    Fans of the smash-hit Abba film musical Mamma Mia! – filmed on the idyllic Greek island of Skopelos – will be delighted a follow-up is on its way.

    But instead of Skopelos, film-makers are shooting in Croatia, in a bid to save some money, money, money.

    The 2008 film was a worldwide hit, making £460 million, and triggered a tourism boom on the Aegean island.

    Now Skopelos islanders are devastated the new movie is being shot elsewhere. Instead, original cast members Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Dominic Cooper are heading to the beautiful Dalmatian island of Vis, which will be transformed into the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi.

    Christos Vailoudis, mayor of Skopelos, said: ‘The islanders are upset. The film was very important to us and for tourism.’

    On Vis, however, there is much excitement, with production teams scouring for locations and hotels and villas booked to cater for 700 people.

    Universal Pictures, which is making the film, declined to comment but a senior production source revealed that the decision was made on the grounds of cost and bureaucracy.

    Unlike Greece, Croatia offers subsidies to film-makers and permits are not required before filming.

    The new film, directed by Ol Parker, will be released in July next year to mark the original’s tenth anniversary.

    British actress Lily James will play a young Streep in a prequel that forms part of the new movie.