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Did ‘Mamma Mia 2’ Really Kill Off Donna? Fans Are Angry After Trailer Drops

The first full-length trailer for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! dropped on Thursday, December 21, and it will definitely give fans that warm and fuzzy feeling they’ve been missing for the past 10 years.

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Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia 2
Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep in ‘Mamma Mia 2.’

In the trailer, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is now pregnant and her mother’s friends are there to help her through it all. “Your mother was the bravest person we ever knew,” Rosie (Julie Walters) says. “Let me tell you how she did it, all on her own.”

The trailer then cuts to a flashback, telling the story of Donna’s (Meryl Streep) life. Lily James take on the role of a young Donna in the flashbacks, showing her fall in love with Sophie’s father — and maybe a few others.

Lily James in Mamma Mia 2
Lily James in ‘Mamma Mia 2.’

In present day, Sophie tells Sky, “I’ve never felt closer to my mom. She wasn’t scared because she had me.” But why is she talking about her mother like she’s not there? And why isn’t there new footage of Streep in the film? Many fans immediately took to Twitter following the trailer release and they were not happy!

Cher also makes an appearance in the final moments of the trailer, joining a party Donna is throwing. “Grandma, you weren’t invited,” Donna tells her. “That’s the best kind of party, little girl,” she responds, like only Cher could.

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The sequel to the 2008 musical will also include classics from ABBA that we heard in the original film as well as new music. For those questioning whether the sequel can hold up to the original, Seyfried reassured fans in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, claiming that Here We Go Again is “better than the original because there’s a depth to it that only comes from time.”

Cher in Mamma Mia 2
Cher in ‘Mamma Mia 2.’

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hits theaters July 20, 2018.

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