Abba star Bjorn says there could be a third Mamma Mia! film

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14:  Bjorn Ulvaeus speaks onstage at Featured Session: Creator Credits: Providing the Missing Links during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Hilton Austin on March 14, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)
Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus at SXSW earlier this year

Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus says that there could be a third Mamma Mia! film.

The singer says that plans to produce Mamma Mia! 3 are “being looked into” and that the iconic Swedish pop group could release some new songs for it.

Bjorn has revealed that Abba have recorded new material, and a third film could be the ideal reason to release it.

The musician spoke to Magic Radio, warning fans to be patient while they wait for the new songs.

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He said: "There will be a new song, a couple of new songs coming. But I've been saying this for such a long time. I'm not saying when any more.

"I'm just saying we have them and they will be released eventually."

As well as the new music, Bjorn suggested that there could be a third Mamma Mia! film.

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He said: "If someone comes up with an idea for Mamma Mia! 3 you know I'll have a look at it. We'll have a look at it."

The first Mamma Mia! film was released in 2008, and was based on the 1999 musical of the same name.

That musical was itself based on the songs of pop group ABBA, including the title song, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson.

The plot follows a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, each one with the possibility of being her father.

The film featured an ensemble cast, including Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Meryl Streep and Julie Walters.

Following the film’s huge success, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was released in 2018.

The second film is both a prequel and a sequel. The plot is set after the events of Mamma Mia!, and also features flashbacks to 1979, telling the story of Donna Sheridan's arrival on the island of Kalokairi and her first meetings with her daughter Sophie's three possible fathers.

The Bjorn Ulvaeus interview can be heard on Magic Radio on 9th June from 7pm.