While there are no details on the film's story yet, Goldberg will star and produce the film along with Tyler Perry
Disney has confirmed that a Sister Act 3 is in the works with Whoopi Goldberg reprising her role as Deloris Wilson. The comedy, Sister Act, was released in 1992. The film revolved around a singer whose life is turned upside down after she witnesses a mob crime and is forced into hiding by the police in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in. The film also starred Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, and Mary Wickes. The sequel Sister Act 2: Back In Habit was released a year later.
Sean Bailey, the Disney Studios Motion Picture Production President, confirmed the news during a Disney Investor Day presentation on Thursday reports the Daily Mail. While the plot of the film is not known yet, it was revealed that Tyler Perry will also be on board the project as a producer. The new movie will be available on the studio's streaming service, Disney+. Disney announced the news on Twitter, too. They wrote: Sister Act 3 is in development!@WhoopiGoldberg returns to star and produce, with @TylerPerry as producer as well. Sister Act 3 will premiere on @DisneyPlus.
It was previously reported that while talks of the third installment of Sister Act were in development, Goldberg would not be returning. Regina Hicks, writer and producer of Insecure, and former Star showrunner Karin Gist were working on a script for the movie. A representative of Goldberg told EW then, "It is our understanding that this is not a continuation and Whoopi is not involved."
When it first came out nearly 30 years ago, Sister Act was a huge success earning $139.6 million at the domestic box office. It was one of the biggest comedies of the '90s and the third highest-grossing movie of the year just behind Lethal Weapon 3 which earned $144.7 million, and Batman Returns ($162.8 million). Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, however, received a lukewarm reception earning just $57.3 million. This was adapted as a musical in 2006.
After the announcement was made, people could not keep calm on Twitter. Diane Coman wrote: Great I love the movies. You go Whoopi she is one of the few that won the EGOT awards has over 150 movies. Amanda Owens wanted to know if other stars of the original movie would be in the third installment. She mused: Think Maggie Smith will be in it? She is 85. She might be the real real Wendy after all. I adore her. Kathy Najimy is going to be in Hocus Pocus 2 so you know she is coming back. Similarly, Lady in a bubble added: It should star Lauryn Hill but I guess I’ll watch it. Hopefully TP will utilize other writers. Hill made an appearance in Sister Act 2.
Yes!!! but should have been done years ago, I still watch 1 and 2 religiously, no pun intended.— Ashley Gibson (@NZmaorichick29) December 11, 2020
However, there were others who were skeptical and questioned if this was the right move. One of them was Twitter handle Moriah L. Stephens.She wrote: Oh boy...I mean, I wanna trust Whoopi for agreeing to this, because she has enough coins that she probably wouldn’t need to lift a finger for the rest of her life lol. But, why mess with perfection?? Also it won’t have Lauryn Hill?? I’m definitely gonna watch it though haha. Along with Sister Act 3.
Sister Act 3 is not the only film to be released on Disney's streaming service. They announced a slew of other projects, too. Among them is Disenchanted, a sequel to the hit film Enchanted, which will see the return of Amy Adams as Giselle. An animated flick called Lightyear is set to debut in 2022. The Buzz Lightyear doll was based on an iconic movie character, in the Toy Story franchise. Pixar will now explore about the "original" Buzz. Chris Evans will voice the role, and he took to Twitter to confirm that this animation would focus on "the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear the toy is based on."
Other films include Hocus Pocus 2 as we previously reported, a new version of the 1980s classic Three Men and a Baby starring Zac Efron slated for a 2022 release, a reimagination of the franchise Cheaper by the Dozen by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, three original movies based on the true stories of three real-life athletes, NBA superstars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Chris Paul, and heroic football coach Keanon Lowe, the classic Chip 'n Dale would be back in a hybrid live-action animated feature among others.