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Disney+’s Sister Act 3 Just Took A Massive Step Forward

Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act
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Sister Act and Sister Act 2 are two of iconic actor and celebrity Whoopi Goldberg’s most beloved movies. Now, after a few years of talk, a third installment is finally shaping into something real. First announced in 2018, shortly after the project was confirmed to be coming to  Disney+. Great news for sister Act fans, the project is finally moving forward.

According to Deadline, Sister Act 3 is gaining momentum, and its development is speeding up as it has now found its director and writer. Tim Federle, who has directed the animated film Ferdinand and has had success reviving musical dramas in the past with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, has been tapped to direct with Madhuri Shekar writing the script. Whoopi Goldberg will be a producer on the film alongside Tyler Perry. 

Sister Act 3 will star Whoopi Goldberg, who will be reprising her role as Deloris Van Cartier Goldberg.  She's said in the past that she wouldn’t be in much of Sister Act 3, saying the studio wanted to cast another actor to lead the film, but the latest reports sas the third Sister Act will, in fact, star and be produced by the EGOT-winning icon. 

The original Sister Act followed Whoopi Goldberg as Deloris, a lounge singer, who has to go into hiding at a nun convent sister after witnessing a mob-related murder. She takes over the convent choir, injecting some soulfulness into the uptight nuns until her behavior threatens to reveal her identity to the men trying to find her. It will be interesting to see what direction the story for Sister Act 3 is, and it’s very encouraging to see that Whoopi Goldberg will be heavily involved. 

Disney+ continues to expand its library with properties that will boost its Marvel Star Wars and animated films that have brought it so many subscribers, but other quirkier projects, remakes and sequels are coming down the pipeline as well. Sister Act 3 is a good sign for people looking for revivals of some past franchises that can serve as something that brings nostalgia but also might open the door for more possibilities. Disney+ might consider adding advertisements to the service, but it would be different from ads on something like Hulu; hopefully, it stays ad-free.

Disney has found success with its television projects from The Mandalorian, to WandaVision and the MCU television shows, to new adventurous projects like Star Wars: Visions. The streamer seems like it will continue to develop its library in an effort to make it the best streaming app with the best library. We can't wait to see what happens with Sister Act 3.

Jamil David

Movie and TV obsessive. A good Heist movie is the way to my heart. Enjoyer of everything from Marvel Movies to Rom-coms.