Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical rom-com movie written and directed by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which is like this based on the musical of a similar name using the music of ABBA. The film includes a great cast, like Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa”, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Andy García, Meryl Streep, and Cher. Both a prequel and a sequel, the plot is set after the events of the past film and is converged with flashbacks to Donna’s youth in 1979, with certain scenes from the two-time periods mirroring one another.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was released at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on July 16, 2018. It was released in the United Kingdom and the United States on July 20, 2018, ten years to the week after its predecessor’s release, in both standard and IMAX formats. The movie was a box office success, grossing $402 million overall and got generally positive reviews, as an improvement over its predecessor, with critics praising the performances and musical numbers in the movie. The movie is dedicated to the memory of production designer Alan Macdonald.
Mamma Mia 2 Filming Location
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again returns us to the fictional island of Kalokairi in beautiful Greece. This time we will follow a young version of Donna, going off on her travels and meeting on the way three attractive men, including Sophie’s father. The sequel of the smashing hit blockbuster contains a pantheon of famous people. Lily James, who previously practiced her vocal cords singing in Baby Driver and Cinderella, is featured in the film. Cher is featured as a guest star, and the returning cast includes Hollywood stars Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Dominic Cooper. The original 2008 film was shot on the Greek island of Skopelos.
Mamma Mia 2 was shot on the splendid island of Vis, off Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. This heartfelt musical comedy was partially shot in Oxfordshire in England. The filming was focused on the village of Komiza toward the west, including Barjoska Bay, where they constructed a new road to carry the production to the rocky coast. They additionally filmed at the island’s most well-known landmark, Stiniva beach on the south coast. There were likewise scenes shot in the far western tip of Barjaci, and Jastozera, a waterside café that was changed over into a Greek tavern. A market was set to film a couple of scenes in a bit of square close to the seaside of the village.
The Hotel Bella Donna on Vis island, the hotel, and most of the song and dance number scenes in the movies were filmed at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. Some graduation scenes were shot in the New College Hall in Oxford. The Godstow Nunnery ruins by the riverbank were likewise used for filming. The cycling scenes were shot in the tiny village of Wytham, again in Oxfordshire. Some shot was filmed in the church on top of the rock (Ekklesia Agios Ioannis Chapel) in Skopelos, Greece.
Why was Meryl Streep barely shown in the Mamma Mia 2?
Whenever Universal began looking at creating a Mamma Mia! sequel, the critical factor was if the first cast would return, and as per Craymer, Streep wasn’t intrigued. The first movie’s screenwriters, Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloyd chose not to return either. Craymer and the team went with a prequel to overcome those obstacles, which permitted them to acquire a new, younger cast, driven by James, with key actors from the main film like Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reprising their roles.
Eventually, they somehow persuaded Streep to return, however, just for a cameo, returning to her role as Seyfried’s character’s mom, Donna. Streep doesn’t participate in any promotion or interviews for the sequel, but in the behind-the-scenes featurette, the actress admitted that she “never believed that there would be a sequel.” Though she accepts a brief role in Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again.