Bring out the dancing shoes, ABBA fans! Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, the sequel to 2008's Mamma Mia, has released its first official trailer.
The New Donna
The most prominent question that will be on everyone's mind after seeing the trailer will be "Where's Donna (Meryl Streep)?" The legendary Hollywood icon, who is recently under fire for allegations that she knew of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct, is only seen in flashbacks.
Speaking of flashbacks, actress Lily James will have the daunting task of portraying the young Donna. The sequel will follow young Donna's journey on how she got pregnant with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and how she met the younger versions of Sophie's three possible fathers.
The Present Day
As young Donna begins her journey, in the present day, her grown-up daughter Sophie is expecting a baby with her fiancé, Sky (Dominic Cooper), and is in doubt that she would not be able to follow in her mother's footsteps.
Thankfully, help arrives in the form of her mother's best friends, Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie (Julie Walters), her step-father, Sam (Pierce Bronson), and her two potential fathers, Harry (Colin Firth) and Bill (Stellan Skarsgard).
However, things get complicated when her father figures spread the news rapidly across the town. It eventually leads to the unwelcomed arrival of Sophie's grandmother, Ruby Sheridan (Cher), who arrives at the Greek isle by helicopter.
"Let's get the party started," said Ruby.
"Grandma, you weren't invited," said Sophie.
"That's the best kind of party, little girl," retorts Ruby.
Mamma Mia 2's Music
The foundation of Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again will be the music from the legendary Swedish pop group, ABBA. The Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again trailer incorporated hits such as "I Have a Dream," "Dancing Queen," and an impeccable cover of "Mamma Mia" by Lily James.
ABBA member Benny Andersson revealed that some of the songs that might be included in the sequel might feature "Angel Eyes," "I Wonder (Departure," and "When I Kissed The Teacher."
Before the Mamma Mia franchise took over the box office, it was a hit on both the West End and Broadway.
Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again is expected to hit theaters on July 20, 2018.