While not as wildly popular as the original, my Big Fat Greek Wedding may not be a less successful franchise in movies. In the spring and summer of 2002, the film became a massive word-of-mouth hit and culminated in grossing $241 million in the United States alone. In 2016, Nia Vardalos, the writer and director, organized the project into a television series,My Big Fat Greek Life, which continued for a single season on CBS, and then into a direct sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding
It''s time for production on a third film. (Apparently this big Greek family has a lot of weddings.) Vardalos herself revealed the news on her Twitter account, revealing that the film is already shooting in Greece.
Vardalos said from a little area above the set in Athens that she is the filmmaker of the project. (The firstBig Fat Greek Wedding was directed by Joel Zwick; the sequel was directed by Kirk Jones.)
While much of the original cast of the Big Fat Greek films will be returned in the film, Michael Constantine will be absent from the movie in the summer of 2021, when he was 94. The movie is being dedicated to his memory.
The first anniversary of the My Big Fat Greek Wedding was announced in April, so the timing is coming to a different movie, even if it''s only because of the potential nostalgia factor. Time is really hot when you are occasionally producing independent films about dressing Greek people.