Our favorite loud, loving and hilarious Greek family returns to the big screen once again with My big fat Greek wedding 3. The Portokalos family first captured our hearts 20 years ago in 2002 with the first movie that instantly became the highest-grossing romantic comedy ever. The sequel was released in 2016, about 14 years after the first film and fans are eagerly looking forward to a third adventure with the Greek family.
Who’s in the cast of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’?
The film is dedicated to the late actor Michael Constantine who played Toula’s father Gus in the first two films. Michael passed away on August 31, 2021, and the fans and cast members were devastated. In a sweet Instagram post on the film’s account at the time of his death, they wrote: “Rest in peace to the brilliant Michael Constantine, who swore by Windex as Gus, the patriarch of the Portokalos family.”
Get ready to pack your bags and take a trip to Greece as the director and writer of the film Nia Vardalos (Toula) revealed that they are filming on location in Greece. She took to Instagram on June 21, 2022 to reveal the big announcement of the third film in a sentimental video for fans. She captioned the video by writing, “Thanks to Playtone, Gold Circle, HBO and Focus! And much love and gratitude to all of you for your support while we waited to film. Greece baby. Greece!”
Much of the original cast will return for My big fat Greek wedding 3 by the look of the exciting posts shared on Nia’s Instagram. On July 18, 2022, the official Instagram for the film shared a group photo of some of the cast members, including: John Corbett (Ian Miller), Louis Mandylor (Nick Portokalos), Andrea Martin (Aunt Voula), and more.
But do not worry. If you don’t see certain cast members in photos on social media, it doesn’t mean they won’t appear in the movie. Nia added another post with more original cast members writing: “I can see in the comments that you’re wondering about certain characters. Yes, everyone was invited back. If you don’t see them in photos, you see them in the movie.”
What do we know about the story so far?
The plot of the third film remains largely a mystery as Nia has not yet revealed the full plot. She announced that the script was completed via Instagram on September 30, 2021. She asked fans to keep their idea pitches to themselves, as her script was a foregone conclusion.
Nia gave us an inside scoop that Ian and Toula aren’t grandparents in the upcoming movie, but otherwise we’ll have to wait and see. The director and star revealed that she wrote the screenplay to honor Michael’s wishes at the time when he told her he would not be able to participate in the third episode.
When can we expect it?
An official release date has not yet been announced by Nia or the production company. Production for the project started just over a month ago in June 2022, so it’s likely a theater release is still well over a year away.
The film is being shot on location in Greece, in fact, in June Nia told me they were filming in the Plaka of Athens. In July, Nia tweeted that this is the longest time she has ever spent in Greece.
“Making this film is the longest time I have ever been in Greece and I am more in love with this country and our people than ever before,” Nia wrote.
We may be traveling to Greece sooner than we think as the movie has just been filmed! Nia made the announcement on Instagram on August 4. She captioned the sweet post: “Well…that’s a wrap on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3! I’ve been overwhelmed with emotions all day, so much relief and gratitude, and now hot tears are streaming down my face. Thank you crew, cast , producers, studio, financiers and our new friends in the town of Varipatades, Corfu, Greece.In these difficult times we live in, it is greatly appreciated when magic happens.”