It’s been almost ten years since the first Mamma Mia movie changed our lives forever, and now finally we are about to enter the world of Donna and the Dynamos once more with the sequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
The film is scheduled to be released next summer, and fans have been thirsty for any footage since the original cast is scheduled to return and Cher was reported to have filmed a cameo for the movie.
Now a leaked trailer has been making the rounds online, first posted on Twitter and YouTube before being taken down. Mamma Mia fans will stop at nothing to see any scenes from the upcoming musical masterpiece so the preview has—for now—been uploaded to Vimeo.
You would think fans would be happy with the leaked trailer, but even from the opening seconds of the preview something is wrong because it appears that Meryl Streep’s Donna is… dead?
Meryl is in the trailer, but only in scenes from the original movie, and fans on Twitter are not having it with the news that Donna has gone to the giant dischotheque in the sky.
Mamma Mia 2 questions after watching the trailer: 1.why did they kill off Donna?
2. Why has Donna’s mother suddenly come back from the dead?
3. Why does some of the scenes look like a remake of the first one ?
4. Why is Sophie now part of the girl band with 60 year olds ?
— katie❤️ (@Katiexlmx) December 17, 2017
Wake me up when someone from the mamma mia 2 crew confirms the trailer was poorly made and Donna is obviously alive.
— grieving donna sheridan (@firecrackerroot) December 17, 2017
IMMA NEED MAMMA MIA 2 SPOILERS NOW SO ANYBODY WHO CAN CONFIRM DONNA IS ALIVE AND WELL PLEASE STEP FORWARD
— paola (@Iapfeiffer) December 17, 2017
well the Mamma Mia 2 trailer has me suicidal. where is Meryl, what have they done to Donna, my heart is broken and I shouldn’t feel that way about the sequel to a film that changed my life
— donna sheridan deserved better (@quietbatpeople) December 16, 2017
THEY REALLY KILLED DONNA OFF IN MAMMA MIA 2 HUH?? YALL CAN KEEP THAT TRASH I DONT WANT IT
— courtney clause (@lizuschrist) December 17, 2017
Ok, who do I speak to about cancelling 2018? Meryl Streep has died in Mamma Mia 2. Tell Kim Jong-un to press the button.
— Hayley Harrison (@HRHarrison) December 16, 2017
THEY KILLED DONNA IN MAMMA MIA 2 IM ACTUALLY CRUING FFS IF THEY COULDNT GET MERYL STREEP BACJ THEN THEY SHOULDNT HAVE MADE THE FUCKING FILM YOU FUXKING ASSHOLES I WAS EXCITED AND NOW ALL IM GOING TO BE IS A DEPRESSION HURRICANE FUCK YOU YOU FUCKIGN FUCKS
— cree (@ohmygodcalzona) December 17, 2017
The preview mostly focuses on scenes featuring a young Donna played by Lily James (who you might recognize from Downton Abbey and Cinderella). Don’t lose all hope though because at the end of the trailer Donna’s mother, Ruby, arrives and she’s played by the one and only Cher.
Forget Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, Mamma Mia 2 is officially the most anticipated movie of 2018.
Hopefully the trailer is just tricking us Mamma Mia fans and Donna is actually alive and well. Please?
Guess we won’t find out until the movie hits theaters on July 20, 2018. Even though there is no Meryl in the trailer the movie looks like it will be filled with more musical numbers and Cher looks gorgeous so we will still be lining up opening day.