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Grab the Windex! Round two of everyone's favorite "big fat Greek" family is set with an official release date of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 for March 2016! The awaited trailer of the follow-up to the classic 2002 comedy (see below!) was first released yesterday on Today, picking up 15 years after being first introduced to the hilarious Portokalos family. Because there's nothing we love more than a wedding movie — especially one as hilarious as My Big Fat Greek Wedding — we've complied five of our most anticipated reasons we can't wait to go see the "Greekquel!"
1. We are reunited with the hysterical original cast.
Even our favorite N'Syncer is back for some laughs! Boy band superstar, Joey Fatone, who attended former band mate, Lance Bass's star studded nuptials last December, reunites with the original cast of our favorite Greek movie family as Toula's hilarious cousin Angelo to bring us another story of family loving antics! The returning all-star cast, which includes Toula's parents, Maria and Gus Portokalos, played by Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine, as well as Toula's brother Nick (Louis Mandylor), join newcomers John Stamos and Rita Wilson, who's Oscar-winning husband, Tom Hanks, co-produced both movies, E! reports.
2. There's a plot twist that involves another "Big Fat Greek Wedding!"
After watching Toula, played by actress Nia Vardalos, tie the knot to her scandalous non-Greek fiancé Ian Miller, played by actor John Corbett, in the millennial comedy that started it all, we're introduced to another pair in the close knit family who's planning to walk down the aisle, except this time, they've already been married for decades! It turns out that the doting Portokalos parents, played by Lainie Kazan, and Michael Constantine, forgot to have the priest sign the marriage contract that would signify proof of their matrimony. Whoops! But take note, brides-to-be, because it's easy to forget one of the simplest parts of your big day due to the excitement surrounding all of the other celebratory details, especially in such a big family!
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3. We get to see Toula and Ian Miller as parents.
The timeline of the anticipated follow-up picks up with Toula and Ian's college-aged daughter, Paris, played by Elena Kampouris, showcasing her rebellion toward her giant Greek family, by applying to non-Greek colleges, and experiencing every drama in between. The film's original single leading lady, Vardalos, who wrote the screenplay for both movies, nicknamed the anticipated sequel "the Greekquel" to Today's Savannah Guthrie, and confessed her hesitation to start filming the awaited "part two" of the $241 million-grossing comedy. "At the end of the first one, I had written that we were parents — and in reality, I was not a parent. Even though I make stuff up, I couldn't write from a place of emotions that I didn't know," she told Today. Her parental views changed when she, and real life husband, actor Ian Gomez, adopted a daughter in 2008.
4. The Miller's marriage is stronger than ever.
Hilarious hints from the sequel's first trailer prove that Toula and Ian have successfully survived their first year of marriage — and the 14 years after that! Last we saw the married couple, they were starting their lives together after initially meeting at Toula's family restaurant, where the world was first introduced to her loveable, large Greek family. Vardalos's co-star hubby, John Corbett, applauded his onscreen wife by saying how, "[Nia] did a great job with really putting herself in there and kind of mixing things up and sitting back and taking 15 years to write the script," he told US Weekly. "I think it all paid off. I think it's going to be really good."
5. There's the hint of a "threequel!"
Shots of the youngest female lead hint at what could possibly become a third "Big Fat Greek Wedding" by showing Toula and Ian's daughter Paris, wearing what seems to be a very white, fitted gown — could this be foreshadowing a third bride in the Portokalos squad? We can only hope!