The first full-length trailer for the highly anticipated Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again dropped on Thursday morning and it featured a major surprise: Meryl Streep‘s character, Donna, might be dead.
In the opening seconds of the trailer, when a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) calls on the help of her mother’s friends and former bandmates Tanya and Rosie, she’s told that 'your mother is the bravest person we ever met.'
Later, Sophie talks about Donna as if her mother’s no longer there. Plus the footage of Streep in the trailer is all from the 2008 original.
The movie — which goes back and forth between the present and the past — will tell the story of Streep’s Donna Sheridan, but with actress Lily James playing the younger version of Meryl's original character.
Fans are not happy that Meryl's character could possibly not be joining the sequel.
The movie is scheduled for release next July.