Last May, it was announced that My Big Fat Greek Wedding stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett will reprise their roles as Toula an Ian in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. We haven't heard anything about the sequel since then, but today, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and photos, while announcing the sequel will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. That release date puts My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 up against the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although it's unlikely there is much crossover between both of these wildly different groups of fans.
Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Toula and Ian are still married, but they have been spending most of their time dealing with their teenage daughter (Arielle Sugarman) who just wants to get away from her family.
The supporting cast includes Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Ian Gomez, Jayne Eastwood, Mark Margolis, Andrea Martin and Michael Constantine. Arielle Sugarman reprises her role as Paris Miller from the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding, who we saw at the very end of the film when she was just six years old. While he isn't seen in the trailer, John Stamos also has an unspecified supporting role in the sequel.
Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. The first film came together after Rita Wilson saw Nia Vardalos' original play, and convinced her husband Tom Hanks that it should be turned into a movie. Paul Brooks and Steve Shareshian return to executive produce alongside Nia Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer.
In addition to the new trailer, Universal Pictures has also provided us with the first photos from this comedy movie sequel. The original classic took in over $241 million during its domestic theatrical run, and still reigns as the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time at the box office. Do you think the sequel can break the bank at the box office once again? Let us know after taking a look at the trailer and photos below.