Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (BENNY & BJÖRN)

Filmed: Summer and Autumn 2017

Location: Pinewood Studios, UK & Vis, Croatia

Release status: Thursday 20 July 2018, UK cinemas

Shown in: FILM

Additional information

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is an upcoming romantic musical comedy film directed and written by Ol Parker, from a story by Ol Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. It is the sequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia! The Movie, which is based on the musical of the same name. The film stars Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper plus Lily James (as a young Donna) and Cher as Donna's mother (Cher appeared in The Last Video in 2004).

Björn said on Lorraine, two days after the London première of Mamma Mia! The Movie in 2008 that a journalist had suggested that a sequel should be called Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

When filming in the UK took place in the early summer 2017 in Oxfordshire (Oxford, Wytham and Wolvercote), it was no secret that When I Kissed The Teacher and Angeleyes would be included as snippets of rehearsals and film shoots were released on social media.

In May 2018, a clip of When I Kissed The Teacher from the film was released which confirmed Björn's cameo appearance as a teacher in the film (although seemingly not the teacher being kissed!).  He is on screen throughout the first half of the song and it more than doubles the amount of screen time that he had in Mamma Mia! The Movie where his appearance was just a few short seconds right at the very, very end of the film.  For this one, there's no chance he can escape being seen!

Benny confirmed on Lorraine and also on Sunday Night (the extra unbroadcast footage) that he would make an appearance.

We can live in hope that Frida and Agnetha will be included this time after they expressed that they would have been interested in appearing.

The film is scheduled for release on Thursday 20 July 2018 with its world première at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London.

It looks like 18 songs will be on the soundtrack, expected to be released on 13 July 2018.

The songs that are known to be in the film either confirmed by Benny on the BBC Radio 5 Live interview or they appear in the trailers (order as yet unknown):

  1. When I Kissed The Teacher (with Björn and a narrowboat called Chiquitita)
  2. Angeleyes
  3. Mamma Mia
  4. Dancing Queen
  5. Thank You for the Music
  6. I Wonder (Departure)
  7. I Have a Dream
  8. Kisses of Fire
  9. Fernando

The following songs have been mentioned:

  1. I’ve Been Waiting For You - mentioned by Julie Walters in an interview for the Liverpool Echo
  2. Knowing Me, Knowing You - mentioned by Pierce Brosnan and Judy Craymer in unrelated Instagram posts
  3. The Name Of The Game - mentioned by both Lily James and Benny Andersson in unrelated interviews
  4. As Good As New - mentioned by guitarist Janne Schaffer on an Aftonbladet podcast
  5. If It Wasn't for the Nights - mentioned by guitarist Janne Schaffer on an Aftonbladet podcast
  6. Super Trouper - mentioned by Cher in an interview
  7. On and On and On - mentioned by guitarist Janne Schaffer on an Aftonbladet podcast
  8. Head over Heels - mentioned by Lily James in a interview
  9. One of Us - mentioned by Cher in a tweet
  10. Like an Angel Passing Through My Room - mentiioned by Dominic Cooper
  11. Summer Night City - mentioned by Judy Craymer
  12. The Way Old Friends Do

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