But director Ol Parker has previously given a reason why fans shouldn’t lose hope just yet.
“Judy Craymer, the genius producer behind the musical and the first two films, always plans for it to be a trilogy. That’s all I can say,” the filmmaker told Screen Rant in December. “The first one made an enormous amount of money, and I think we made a fair amount too. I know that there is a hunger for a third, and I know that she has a plan. Wouldn’t it be lovely?”
Brosnan seems to think so, too, expressing hope that he’ll reunite with his onscreen love in another installment.
“Come back, Meryl, any time you like,” he told E! News in March. “Please! You’re always in my heart. That film is in my heart, deep in my heart. I mean, to quote Meryl—she said once—she said, ‘It’s criminal how much fun we’ve had making this movie.’ I think everyone would love to come back to make a third and a trifecta. It has such love and joy to it. There’s a story there to be told I’m sure. Grandfathers!”
(E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family).