Andrés Muschietti is an Argentine filmmaker who achieved wide recognition with the 2013 film Mama which was made with Neil Cross and his sister, producer and screenwriter Barbara Muschietti, based on the short three-minute film of the same name.
The film is about two young girls abandoned in a forest cabin after their mother is murdered, fostered by an unknown entity they call “Mama.” Five years later, they are discovered by their uncle, Lucas, alive and in a feral state. Lucas and his girlfriend, Annabel, but little did they know the entity who raised them eventually follows them to their new suburban home.
‘Mama’ stars are Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, and Daniel Kash with Javier Botet as the titular character.
The film was very successful, grossing $146 million against a $15 million budget. The fans have been wondering if it is possible to get a new sequel, which seems to be possible given Muschietti’s work in ‘It’ films. Reports are sequel is in work for ‘Mama’ in 2013, but whether there will be ‘Mama 2’ is still a question.
What is the story of Mama?
‘Mama’ starts with a man with the financial crisis, which leads him to murder his wife and colleagues and drives his two daughters, the abandoned cabin deep inside the woods to kill them. But the girls were saved by the strange entity and kill their father instead. After five years, they are discovered by his brother, Lucas, who has been carrying out a search party for the girls.
The girls then welcomed to a new home with Lucas and his girlfriend, Annabel, as their new parents, but they soon realize that the protective supernatural entity who raised them in the woods has followed them in their new home. Lucas was soon attacked by the entity ‘Mama,’ which sends him to coma, leading Annabel to take care of the girls. Where Annabel is an independent woman who hates commitment and motherhood but still hesitantly takes care of the sisters Victoria and Lily.
Later they found that unknown entity “Mama” is Edith Brennan, a mentally-ill asylum patient from the 1800s who escaped asylum for her baby, Brennan then jumps off the cliff with her baby where the baby got stuck on a branch while Brennan drowns to death. She then searches the woods in search of her lost child, but found the two girls instead and raised as their own. The rest of the movie is the battle for custody between the woman who does not want motherhood and a dead woman who will do anything for it.
In the end, they got a typical ending where Edith Brennan jumps off the same cliff with Lily, while Victoria chose to move on and stays behind.
‘Mama’ is a hauntingly but tragic story, which is quite rare in the horror genre, which makes it more difficult for the new plot ‘Mama 2’. It may be a new plot or continue with the previous one with revealing more answers about Edith Brennan, like Why she was ended up with Asylum. The abandoned cabin seems to hold some secrets too, Camera lingering on the name of the house, furniture inside resembling the 1960s and 1970s, and how Mama ends up being at the cabin when the kids are brought in to be killed by their father. Or it would be about Victoria looking for answers for her traumatic childhood, which will lead her to that cabin and her past.
Who is the Mama 2 Cast?
‘Mama’ stars Jessica Chastain as Annable, Megan Charpentier as Victoria, Isabelle Nelisse as Lily, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Lucas and Jeffrey Desange.
When it was announced that ‘Mama’ sequel was on work, it was revealed that Chastain would be not returning in the next sequel. Whereas Javier Botet, who played the titular character, has said that there are no plans for a sequel in the coming future, as long he knows. He also stated that there might be more stories to tell, especially the first year or so after ‘Mama’ came out. But it’s been five years, so he didn’t know.
Who is producing Mama 2?
The film was directed by Andy Muschietti, who co-wrote it with his sister Barbara Muschietti and Neil Cross with the producer Guillermo del Toro as the executive producer. But the thing may be different in the sequel as it was announced that Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsh of ‘Starry Eyes’ would be rewriting the sequel in January 2016. There are no updates on the project ever since then.
When is Mama 2 release date?
If ‘Mama 2’ will happen, then, it might not have the same original cast, but if it does, it may not happen in the near future. It is expected to release sometime in 2022 or 2023.