Mamma Mia! has created massive success since its debut in 2008. The sequel created a box office success. Leaked images have shown Cher, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and Lin Manuel-Miranda eating food together, so there is a chance we could see a Mama Mia 3! threequel in the near future! Other leaked images show PLOT DETAILS about what we could see in this third installment. This is just a notion, but these speculations could potentially be what we see in the near future.
For those who don’t know, the first jukebox musical is about a daughter and her single mother. The daughter wants to get married and have her real father be the one to walk her down the aisle, but she doesn’t know who her father is. Through numerous ABBA songs, we find out that one of three men — Sam, Harry, and Bill — could be her father. They never really know who the father is, so they all take one-third responsibility to be her father.
In this third film, we see Sam reminiscing about the past and he comes across that time Donna, Sophie’s mother, is with Bill even though he wanted her back. Now, even though he agreed to be one-third the father, he is extremely upset by this and schedules Sophie, Donna, Bill, Harry, and himself to be on the Maury Povich show because he wants to believe he is the father.
Supposedly, we watch background scenes of Donna tampering with the evidence because apparently there will be a FOURTH MAN who is shown through a series of flashbacks. It is rumored his name will be Jackson. Jackson is basically a Ken Doll and he is perfect in every single way. The way old friends do, we watch them flirt with each other and we get a little hint of intimacy. These scenes will take place at a similar time that the sequel had some of these flashbacks to give continuity and respect to the prior films.
Their time on the show ensues with drama and physical confrontations, none of which get too violent. Maury asks Sophie “Does your mother know who the father is?” and she is in shock when Donna’s nervousness explodes with guilt. She brings up Robert and he is brought on, with Zac Efron in speculation to play the younger part and David Hasselhoff to play the more modern version. When the DNA results come through, NONE OF THEM ARE THE FATHER! Donna explains there is one more option as to who the father is: Danny DeVito, played by Danny DeVito, comes bursting through the audience screaming for Donna. Someone should have kept an eye on him because he wasn’t looking too good and he faints in disbelief when he learns that he’s the father!
Donna wakes him up by talking about the day he came into her life and how magical it was before he got lost at sea on a business trip after playing The Penguin. He explains he was saved but had no contact with her, so he moved to Waterloo, NY to become a drama teacher.
So besides Universal Studios using this as a mechanism for money, money, and more money, we find out who the father really is, which is more anticlimactic after seeing Jackson being teased this whole time; however, we get more drama. So please don’t shut this idea down because it is all still speculated from these leaks. Whatever story Universal decides, we wish them the best of luck in this process!
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