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Why the news of a Mamma Mia! sequel has got us jiving in the aisles

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Have you not heard the news? Yes, Mamma Mia!, one of the most successful musicals of all time, is getting a sequel! Here's why we’re excited...!


ABBA never go out of fashion

Although they were only together for ten years – and haven’t released any new music since 1982 – Swedish supergroup ABBA (the name derives from the first letters of all four members’ names – Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) are still one of the most popular bands in the world.

There can’t be many people who have never heard one of their songs. From 'Waterloo' to 'The Winner Takes It All' to 'Dancing Queen' to, well, 'Mamma Mia', their songs mean something to people. Couples have got married to them and they’ve broken up to them. In fact, they’re Europe’s best-selling band of all time. That’s even better than the Beatles!


We want to hear Pierce Brosnan singing again

Of all the vocals in the first Mamma Mia!, it’s the one-time James Bond’s that remains the most… ahem... memorable. We NEED to hear more!


There are still so many songs to sing

The first movie only had 20 or so ABBA tunes. But there are eight whole ABBA albums, meaning there are LOADS of songs yet to be given the Mamma Mia! treatment. Which one do you want to hear in the sequel?


We can't wait to see who’ll play the younger versions

Reports are that the new movie will be both a prequel AND a sequel. That suggests that new actors would be cast to play younger versions of Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth for the prequel bits. Exciting!


After La La Land we’re hungry for musicals

We’re pretty sure that it’s the success of La La Land that’s helped secure the deal for this one. While the first film was a roaring success (until Beauty and the Beast earlier this year, it was the highest grossing live action musical EVER!), La La Land seems to have reminded Hollywood quite how loved musicals are. And yes, after La La Land, we're hungry for more.



How much are you looking forward to the Mamma Mia! sequel? Let us know @Cineworld.