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'Mamma Mia 2': Release Date, Cast, Plot Predictions, And More

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PHOTO: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again/Universal Pictures

Honey honey, Mamma Mia 2 has officially wrapped filming, and we're already dancing around to ABBA in anticipation. Here's everything you need to know about the sequelfrom the release date to new cast members and possible plots.

Do we have a Mamma Mia 2 trailer?

YES! We have four in fact.

The final trailer was released on May 8, 2018, and it's INCREDIBLE!

The one before that featured Cher singing that absolute ABBA banger, "Fernando."

Plus, there was a new worldwide trailer released on January 25, 2018, and it made our hearts sing:

We also have this trailer:

And a featurette with the cast discussing their favorite bits of filming!

What is Mamma Mia 2 called?

It would genuinely be a crime if it wasn't called Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, wouldn't it? Someone give whoever suggested that title in a board meeting a pay rise.

What do we know about Mamma Mia 2 so far?

Lily James, who plays the younger version of Meryl Streep's character Donna in the movie, revealed filming started on Mamma Mia 2 in August and wrapped in December 2017.

In an Instagram shared on December 1, she wrote, "That. Is. A. WRAP. This was the happiest most wonderful job. I loved it all. And everyone. Big up Mamma Mia 2. Crew. Cast. Abba! Love you #mammamia2 [sic]."

ABBA member Benny Andersson has also confirmed some of the songs making an appearance in Mamma Mia 2, telling BBC Radio 2 in September that "Angel Eyes," "I Wonder," and "When I Kissed the Teacher" will be featured in the film's follow-up.

Dominic Cooper, who plays Sky, told Digital Spy he's glad producers waited so long to make a sequel, commenting, "They've waited for a script to come along that makes sense and is fun and is gonna be as exciting for fans of the original, and that's really important."

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When is Mamma Mia 2 released?

Post production will take six months, and the film is due for release on July 18 in the Philippineswithin days of the 10th anniversary of the original's release by Universal Pictures.

Who will star in Mamma Mia 2?

So, alongside Lily James, new members of the cast include Jeremy Irvine, who'll play a young Sam, Alexa Davies, who'll play a young Rosie, Josh Dylan, who'll play a young Bill, and Hugh Skinner, who'll play a young Harry. Jessica Keenan Wynn will play young Tanya.

Singer Cher also took to Twitter to reveal she's joining the cast as Donna's mother, writing, "WELL…IM IN MOMMA MIA2 [sic]," while Naoko Mori will be joining as Yumiko and Togo Igawa will join as Tateyama.

Original cast members Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, and Dominic Cooper are all on board, 

What do we know about Mamma Mia 2's plot?

Deadline says Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again "goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present," and will act as a half-prequel, half-sequel to the original.

The story revisits Donna and her suitors while still checking in with our favorite singing family, flashing between past and present after Sophie (Amanda Sefried) confides in mom Donna (Meryl Streep) that she's struggling to cope with being pregnant. Donna comforts her by explaining the story of her own pregnancy, and the emotional turmoil that came with it.

The film then flashes between Sophie's current day pregnancy, and Donna's pregnancy many years prior, following how Donna fell pregnant in the first place, and coped with the perils that followed.

We're ready.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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